Prosthetics solution relieves heat buildup that bedevils many users

06/10/2013 | Xconomy

The blisters and sores common at the points of contact between prostheses and their wearers is largely the result of heat buildup, writes Angela Shah. Now a device aims to address that problem, using a ceramic plate with battery-powered thermoelectric components that draw heat away from inside the prosthesis socket. The Aquilonix Prosthetic Cooling System is the brainchild of Iraq War veteran Gary Walters, whose startup company Leto Solutions won first place in the $100,000 Student Technology Venture Competition at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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