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Techniques to Assess Balance and Mobility in Lower-Limb Prosthesis Users

Abstract Lower-limb prosthesis users have commonly-recognized deficits in gait and posture control. However, existing methods in balance and mobility analysis fail to provide sufficient sensitivity to detect changes in prosthesis users' postural control and mobility in response to clinical intervention or experimental manipulations and often fail to detect differences between prosthesis users and non-amputee control subjects. This lack of sensitivity limits the ability of clinicians to make informed clinical decisions and presents challenges with insurance reimbursement for comprehensive clinical care and advanced prosthetic devices. These issues have directly impacted clinical care by restricting device options, increasing financial burden on c... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Howard, Charla Lindley (Author) / Abbas, James (Advisor) / Buneo, Christopher (Committee member) / Lynskey, Jim (Committee member) / Santello, Marco (Committee member) / Artemiadis, Panagiotis (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biomedical engineering / Amputee / Dual-task / Gait / Lower-limb prosthetics / Posture / Variability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 245 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biomedical Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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