Saturday, March 6, 2010

Our first clinical trial

We just performed our first clinical trial of the leg yesterday!!! Here are some pics of our test subject wearing our newest leg design:

Our newest design

Here is our newest leg design, which we completed about two weeks ago. Instead of rivets, we used fishing wire to sew the PET (2 liter bottle) socket to the PVC support arms. We also incorporated a shoelace cinching system for loosening/tightening the socket.

Picture 1--The newest leg
Picture 2--Cutting out sole plate out of heated PVC
Picture 3--The socket sew in with fishing wire

Friday, March 5, 2010

You never knew a soda bottle could be used for a medical device! But here it is, after shaping to the shape of a plaster mold