What is prosthetics and orthotics – link to BSI/ISO definitions
Scale of the problem in the UK and beyond.
Brief introduction to assessment procedures
Principles of operation of inner soles; AFOs and KAFOs. Introduction to spinal bracing.
Principles of operation of upper and lower artificial limbs, with particular reference to developments in prosthetic feet, knees and hips, e.g. C-leg and IP+
Understanding of design constraints in the above – link to inverse dynamics and gait analysis
Introduction to functional electrical stimulation – electrical orthoses
Limitations of current techniques and future trends, e.g. osseointegration