Development of high performance parasport prosthetic limbs: a proposed framework and case study.

Dyer, B. T.J., 2019. Development of high performance parasport prosthetic limbs: a proposed framework and case study. Assistive Technology: The Official Journal of RESNA. (In Press)

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Abstract

Sport with a disability has progressed from undertaking physical activity for recreation to one of a high performance environment at competitions such as the Paralympic Games. There is currently limited information and guidance to help inform stakeholders as to how to develop the high performance technology of elite athletes who possess limb absence. In this manuscript, a conceptual framework for high performance prosthetic limb creation is presented. This utilises a synthesis between contemporary product design theory and a review of existing case studies. This proposed framework is then applied to a case study. Ultimately, the framework provides an indicative guide to the creation of prosthetic limbs that emphasise technological performance enhancement over that of mere sporting participation.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1040-0435
Uncontrolled Keywords:Prostheses design; amputation; sport
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:31255
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:19 Sep 2018 14:08
Last Modified:19 Sep 2018 14:08

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