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A scoping review of digital fabrication techniques applied to prosthetics and orthotics: Part 1 of 2—Prosthetics (2024)
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Oldfrey, B. M., Morgado Ramirez, D. Z., Miodownik, M., Wassall, M., Ramstrand, N., Wong, M. S., …Holloway, C. (2024). A scoping review of digital fabrication techniques applied to prosthetics and orthotics: Part 1 of 2—Prosthetics. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, https://doi.org/10.1097/pxr.0000000000000351

Background: Traditionally, the manufacture of prostheses is time-consuming and labor-intensive. One possible route to improving access and quality of these devices is the digitalizing of the fabrication process, which may reduce the burden of manual... Read More about A scoping review of digital fabrication techniques applied to prosthetics and orthotics: Part 1 of 2—Prosthetics.

A quantitative comparison between the mHand Adapt passive adjustable hand prosthesis and its predecessor, the Delft Self-Grasping Hand (2024)
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Krinis, S., Chadwell, A., Kenney, L., & Smit, G. (in press). A quantitative comparison between the mHand Adapt passive adjustable hand prosthesis and its predecessor, the Delft Self-Grasping Hand. PLoS ONE, 19(3), e0300469. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0300469

Introduction: The Delft Self-Grasping Hand (SGH) is an adjustable passive hand prosthesis that relies on wrist flexion to adjust the aperture of its grasp. The mechanism requires engagement of the contralateral hand meaning that hand is not available... Read More about A quantitative comparison between the mHand Adapt passive adjustable hand prosthesis and its predecessor, the Delft Self-Grasping Hand.

Evaluation of a novel biomechanics-informed walking frame, developed through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between biomechanists and design engineers (2023)
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Thies, S. B., Bevan, S., Wassall, M., Kurissinkal, B., Chowalloor, L., Kenney, L., & Howard, D. (2023). Evaluation of a novel biomechanics-informed walking frame, developed through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between biomechanists and design engineers. BMC Geriatrics, 23(1), 734. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-023-04443-7

Background: Walking aids such as walking frames offer support during walking, yet paradoxically, people who self-report using them remain more likely to fall than people who do not. Lifting of walking frames when crossing door thresholds or when turn... Read More about Evaluation of a novel biomechanics-informed walking frame, developed through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between biomechanists and design engineers.

Adjustable prosthetic sockets: a systematic review of industrial and research design characteristics and their justifications. (2023)
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Baldock, M., Pickard, N., Prince, M., Kirkwood, S., Chadwell, A., Howard, D., …Curtin, S. (2023). Adjustable prosthetic sockets: a systematic review of industrial and research design characteristics and their justifications. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 20(1), 147. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12984-023-01270-0

BackgroundThe prosthetic socket is a key component that influences prosthesis satisfaction, with a poorly fitting prosthetic socket linked to prosthesis abandonment and reduced community participation. This paper reviews adjustable socket designs, as... Read More about Adjustable prosthetic sockets: a systematic review of industrial and research design characteristics and their justifications..

Virtual volunteering: A collaborative prosthetics research project (2023)
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Kenney, L., Horder, C., Ackers, L., Ssekitoleko, R., Mulindwa, C., Hussaini, A., …Donovan-Hall, M. (in press). Virtual volunteering: A collaborative prosthetics research project

An international multi-disciplinary team has demonstrated a low-carbon way for clinicians and scientists in the UK to engage with global health, and how their counterparts in low-resource settings can benefit from these exchanges of expertise.

Repair strategies for assistive technology in low resource settings (2023)
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Oldfrey, B., Holloway, C., Walker, J., McCormack, S., Deere, B., Kenney, L., …Miodownik, M. (2024). Repair strategies for assistive technology in low resource settings. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2023.2236142

Purpose To investigate the practices of repair that exist for users of mobility assistive products in low resource settings, as well as the psychosocial impact that the repair, or non-repair, of these devices has on users’ lives. Materials and Me... Read More about Repair strategies for assistive technology in low resource settings.

Evaluation of the current status of prosthetic rehabilitation services for major limb loss: a descriptive study in Ugandan Referral hospitals (2023)
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Mulwinda, B., Nalwoga, R. P., Mwaka, E. S., Kenney, L. P. J., Ackers, L., & Ssekitoleko, R. T. (2024). Evaluation of the current status of prosthetic rehabilitation services for major limb loss: a descriptive study in Ugandan Referral hospitals. Disability and Rehabilitation, 46(5), 969-978. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2023.2188266

Background: Low-income-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) have a large burden of major limb loss. No recent study has reported on Uganda’s state of public sector prosthetics services. This study aimed to document the landscape of major limb loss,... Read More about Evaluation of the current status of prosthetic rehabilitation services for major limb loss: a descriptive study in Ugandan Referral hospitals.

3D Printing in LMICs: functional design for upper limb prosthetics in Uganda (2023)
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Hussaini, A., Kyberd, P., Mulindwa, B., Ssekitoleko, R., Keeble, W., Kenney, L., & Howard, D. (2023). 3D Printing in LMICs: functional design for upper limb prosthetics in Uganda. Prosthesis, 5(1), 130-147. https://doi.org/10.3390/prosthesis5010011

Meeting the needs of persons with upper limb loss in Uganda requires an understanding of the needs and desires of the local population. The limitations of resources and accessibility for the individual gave rise to a focused design methodology fo... Read More about 3D Printing in LMICs: functional design for upper limb prosthetics in Uganda.

Why does my prosthetic hand not always do what it is told? (2022)
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Chadwell, A., Prince, M., Head, J., Galpin, A., Thies, S., & Kenney, L. (2022). Why does my prosthetic hand not always do what it is told?. Frontiers for Young Minds, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/frym.2022.786663

There are online videos that appear to show electrically powered prosthetic (artificial) hands to be near-perfect replacements for a missing hand. However, for many users, the reality can be quite different. Prosthetic hands do not always respond as... Read More about Why does my prosthetic hand not always do what it is told?.

The lived experience of people with upper limb absence living in Uganda : a qualitative study (2022)
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Morgado-Ramirez, D., Nakandi, B., Ackers, H., Ssekitoleko, R., Mwaka, E., Kenney, L., …Donovan-Hall, M. (2022). The lived experience of people with upper limb absence living in Uganda : a qualitative study. African journal of disability, 11, 890. https://doi.org/10.4102/ajod.v11i0.890

Background: The impact of upper limb absence on people’s lived experiences remains severely under-explored, particularly in African countries, with implications for policy and service design. Objectives: explore the lived experiences of people wit... Read More about The lived experience of people with upper limb absence living in Uganda : a qualitative study.

Real-world testing of the Self Grasping Hand, a novel adjustable passive prosthesis : a single group pilot study (2022)
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O’Brien, L., Montesano, E., Chadwell, A., Kenney, L., & Smit, G. (2022). Real-world testing of the Self Grasping Hand, a novel adjustable passive prosthesis : a single group pilot study. Prosthesis, 4(1), 48-59. https://doi.org/10.3390/prosthesis4010006

(1) Background: This study investigated the feasibility of conducting a two-week “real- world” trial of the Self Grasping Hand (SGH), a novel 3-D printed passive adjustable prosthesis for hand absence; (2) Methods: Single-group pilot study of nine ad... Read More about Real-world testing of the Self Grasping Hand, a novel adjustable passive prosthesis : a single group pilot study.

Evaluation of the effect of breast implants on the accuracy of the CT attenuation Correction (CTAC) map for SPECT/CT myocardial perfusion imaging: a phantom study (2022)
Thesis
Alanezi, A. Evaluation of the effect of breast implants on the accuracy of the CT attenuation Correction (CTAC) map for SPECT/CT myocardial perfusion imaging: a phantom study. (Thesis). University of Salford

Background: Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging can assess myocardial viability and perfusion. However, overlying thoracic structures, such as ribs or breast tissue lead to gamma ray a... Read More about Evaluation of the effect of breast implants on the accuracy of the CT attenuation Correction (CTAC) map for SPECT/CT myocardial perfusion imaging: a phantom study.

Simulated performance of an energy storage and return prosthetic ankle based on cams and miniature hydraulics (2022)
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Pace, A., Gardiner, J., Kenney, L., & Howard, D. (2022). Simulated performance of an energy storage and return prosthetic ankle based on cams and miniature hydraulics. IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics, https://doi.org/10.1109/TMRB.2022.3146628

Prosthetic feet are limited in their ability to mimic the energy-recycling behaviour of an intact ankle, negatively affecting lower-limb amputees’ gait in terms of metabolic cost and walking speed. To overcome these weaknesses, a novel prosthetic ank... Read More about Simulated performance of an energy storage and return prosthetic ankle based on cams and miniature hydraulics.

Effects of a modified passive socket system on short-term changes in residuum volume and comfort: A preliminary study in transtibial amputees (2021)
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Atallah, H., Kenney, L., Howard, D., Liu, A., & Head, J. (2021). Effects of a modified passive socket system on short-term changes in residuum volume and comfort: A preliminary study in transtibial amputees. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 46(1), 54-60. https://doi.org/10.1097/pxr.0000000000000053

Background: Changes in residuum volume are a common problem in lower-limb amputees during prosthesis usage, and can lead to poor suspension, impaired gait, and tissue damage. Residuum volume can be affected by the in-socket air pressure, which will i... Read More about Effects of a modified passive socket system on short-term changes in residuum volume and comfort: A preliminary study in transtibial amputees.

Co-creation and user perspectives for upper limb prosthetics (2021)
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Jones, H., Dupan, S., Dyson, M., Krasoulis, A., Kenney, L., Donovan-Hall, M., …Nazarpour, K. (2021). Co-creation and user perspectives for upper limb prosthetics. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 15, 689717. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbot.2021.689717

People who either use an upper limb prosthesis and/or have used services provided by a prosthetic rehabilitation centre, experience limitations of currently available prosthetic devices. Collaboration between academia and a broad range of stakeholder... Read More about Co-creation and user perspectives for upper limb prosthetics.

An evaluation of contralateral hand involvement in the operation of the Delft Self-Grasping Hand, an adjustable passive prosthesis (2021)
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Chadwell, A., Chinn, N., Kenney, L., Karthaus, Z., Mos, D., & Smit, G. (2021). An evaluation of contralateral hand involvement in the operation of the Delft Self-Grasping Hand, an adjustable passive prosthesis. PLoS ONE, 16(6), e0252870. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252870

The Delft Self-Grasping Hand is an adjustable passive prosthesis operated using the concept of tenodesis (where opening and closing of the hand is mechanically linked to the flexion and extension of the wrist). As a purely mechanical device that does... Read More about An evaluation of contralateral hand involvement in the operation of the Delft Self-Grasping Hand, an adjustable passive prosthesis.

Co-creation facilitates translational research on upper limb prosthetics (2021)
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Jones, H., Dupan, S., Coutinho, M., Day, S., Desmond, D., Donovan-Hall, M., …Nazarpour, K. (2021). Co-creation facilitates translational research on upper limb prosthetics. Prosthesis, 3(2), 110-118. https://doi.org/10.3390/prosthesis3020012

People who either use an upper limb prosthesis and/or have used services provided by a prosthetic rehabilitation centre, hereafter called users, are yet to benefit from the fast-paced growth in academic knowledge within the field of upper limb prosth... Read More about Co-creation facilitates translational research on upper limb prosthetics.