FSU receives VA grant to improve socket design

A two-year, $4.4 million Department of Veterans Affairs contract has charged Florida State University, along with four other groups, to work on improving prosthetic socket design for amputee veterans. The partners, which include Prosthetic and Orthotic Associates, are developing prototypes using “Socket Optimized for Comfort with Advanced Technology,” seeking to address the discomfort caused by poor fit, excessive heat and moisture.

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