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The Strathclyde Prosthetic Foot : a high performance prosthetic foot for low income countries

Copeland, Richard and Rackerby, Robin and Underhill, Laura and Tankard, Zoe and Buis, Arjan and Riches, Philip and Solomonidis, Stephanos (2016) The Strathclyde Prosthetic Foot : a high performance prosthetic foot for low income countries. In: EMedic Global 2016, 2016-08-18 - 2016-08-20, CUHK Hong Kong Science Park.

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In the developing world there are ~1-2 amputees per 10000 people1. An amputation can cause significant financial strainsand social exclusion. The anatomical foot provides shock absorption and energy return; this needs to be recreated in the prosthetic foot. The Strathclyde Foot is a dynamic, inexpensive foot for the developing world with a durable, cosmetic rubber casing.