Textile-based sensor detects pressure points for amputees

sensor patch 1500A soft, flexible sensor made with electrically conductive yarns could be used to determine pressure points in the socket of an amputeeā€™s prosthetic limb, according to researchers from North Carolina State University.

The sensor could be worn on a more regular basis than typical sensors used to measure pressure in prosthetics, which are often rigid, bulky and can be heavy; rigid sensors can also cause discomfort.

For the full story, see the March 2021 edition of Medical Textiles.