A group of faculty members and graduates of the University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences have successfully registered a patent entitled"Method and system for aligning a prosthetic device"
The abstract of this invention states:“An improved method of determining prosthetic alignment utilizes a system which includes multiple movable laser units and an integrated scale to measure angles and other variables of an uninjured leg of a patient based on anatomical landmarks, compare those to angles and variables of an amputated side, and make adjustments to a prosthetic device utilized for the amputated side based on the comparison to ensure proper alignment. For example, the amount of tilt to the side of the prosthetic socket, the amount of tilt to the front and back of the prosthetic socket, the amount of tilt of the prosthetic foot on the sagittal plane, the displacement of the prosthetic foot on the sagittal plane, the rotation of the prosthetic foot on the transverse plane, and the height of the prosthetic device can thereby be adjusted based on measured parameters of the uninjured leg to ensure proper alignment.”
Inventors : Nahid Tafti; Mohammad Reza Safari Kelayeh; Mohammad Ali Mardani; Amir Salar Jafarpisheh; Masoud Karimlou; Gholam Reza Aminian.
11:01 - 2020/09/08 / number : 17269 / Show Count : 127