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dc.titleIN VIVO MECHANICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISATION OF LOWER LIMB SOFT TISSUE BY A LOCAL INDENTATION TECHNIQUE
dc.contributor.authorWOO SIANG SI, MATTHEW
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-08T10:54:39Z
dc.date.available2010-04-08T10:54:39Z
dc.date.issued2006-09-19
dc.identifier.citationWOO SIANG SI, MATTHEW (2006-09-19). IN VIVO MECHANICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISATION OF LOWER LIMB SOFT TISSUE BY A LOCAL INDENTATION TECHNIQUE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/15540
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine appropriate mechanical properties of the bulk soft tissue for future stump socket interface finite element modelling. In vivo indentation experiments were carried out on lower limbs of 2 amputees and 3 normal subjects wearing individual RMM prosthetic sockets and braces respectively, using a custom designed indentation system. Indentation locations around the limb were chosen according to a grid system. The indentation force-displacement response of the soft tissue was then used as the inputs to calculate tissue modulus using Hayesa?? equation. In addition, discomfort and pain were also investigated during the experiments. Consequently a comprehensive map of tissue modulus and discomfort/pain threshold tolerance for the entire residual limb was generated. Highest tissue modulus was observed at bony prominences locality followed by tendon and then soft tissue for both amputee and normal subjects. For pain threshold, regions with tendon were noted to be the highest, followed by bony prominences and then soft tissue for normal subjects.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectIndentation, Soft tissue, Tissue modulus, Pain Threshold
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentGRADUATE PROGRAMME IN BIOENGINEERING-SOM
dc.contributor.supervisorTOH SIEW LOK
dc.contributor.supervisorGOH CHO HONG, JAMES
dc.contributor.supervisorLEE VEE SIN, PETER
dc.description.degreeMaster's
dc.description.degreeconferredMASTER OF SCIENCE
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