Device monitors swelling in amputee limbs

07/25/2013 | Engineer (U.K.), The

Bioengineers at the University of Washington are testing a prototype that could make wearing prostheses more comfortable by wirelessly monitoring how the residual limb swells and shrinks during a day's normal activities. The device, which is worn around the waist, calculates the percentage change in fluid levels through electrodes on the patient's limb and displays them on a tablet computer 15 times a second. Researchers plan to build a smaller model that patients could wear for several weeks at a time.

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