TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — With prosthetic technology evolving, there is little scientific data to aid in the clinical prescriptive prosthesis process, aiding component selection for lower extremity amputee patients.

Dr. Kenton Kaufman, PhD, PE of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. recently conductedtwo comprehensive studies to quantify the mechanical properties and overall patient satisfaction between carbon fiber and fiberglass composite materials in prosthetic foot design. He presented his findings at the recent AOPA 2016 National Assembly in Boston.

Two Studies were conducted:

A cross-over design study utilizing gait analysis and patient evaluation questionnaire (PEQ):

“Comparative Performance of a Fiberglass Dynamic Elastic Response Foot” and a mechanical test utilizing Static Proof Testing with ISO 10328 standards,“Instantaneous Stiffness and Hysteresis of Dynamic Elastic Response Feet”.

Both studies showed results supporting the use of fiberglass composite materials in prosthetic foot design relating to both performance as well as patient satisfaction.

Download a pdf of the “Comparative Performance of a Fiberglass Dynamic Elastic Response Foot” abstract via this link:  https://rushfoot.com/…/u…/2016/09/Kaufman-Study-for-print.pdf 

Download and watch Dr. Kaufman present his findings at the AOPA 2016 conference via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j2nac5buAo

For further information on the RUSH Foot® collection visit http://rushfoot.com or call 855.450.7300 today.

Ability Dynamics, based in Tempe, Arizona, is a full service manufacturer of next generation prosthetic devices. The company offers a wide range of superior quality products and services, deriving from its unparalleled understanding and experience in the industry.http://rushfoot.com

Media Contact: Holly Sanger, RUSH Foot®, 480-361-1303,hsanger@abilitydynamics.com

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