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The ultimate wearable: Connecting prosthetic limbs to the IoPH

Williams, RJ; Holloway, C; Miodownik, M; (2016) The ultimate wearable: Connecting prosthetic limbs to the IoPH. In: Lukowicz, P and Krüger, A and Bulling, A and Lim, YK and Patel, SN, (eds.) Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. (pp. pp. 1079-1083). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): Heidelberg, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

A new wearable device called the 'Ubi-Sleeve' is currently being developed that enables prosthesis wearers and other stakeholders to review temperature, humidity and prosthesis slippage behavior during everyday prosthesis wear. A combination of custom 3D printed strain sensors and off the shelf temperature and humidity sensors will be integrated into an unobtrusive sleeve to create a device that enables a deeper level of understanding of heat and sweat issues. To create the device, a series of experiments are in progress that will quantify changes in heat, humidity and slippage that negatively affect the prosthesis experience. Interviews and focus groups are also being conducted to gain a deeper understanding of the human side of prosthesis wear and to also ensure that data are presented in a way that is effective, useful and easy to understand.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The ultimate wearable: Connecting prosthetic limbs to the IoPH
Event: 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
ISBN-13: 9781450344623
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2968219.2972711
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1145/2968219.2972711
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to ACM.
Keywords: Prosthetics, disability, data visualization, data physicalization, ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things, Internet of Personal Health
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1503830
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