Methods for characterization of mechanical and electrical prosthetic vacuum pumps.

@article{Komolafe2013MethodsFC,
  title={Methods for characterization of mechanical and electrical prosthetic vacuum pumps.},
  author={Oluseeni Komolafe and Sean Wood and Ryan Caldwell and Andrew Hansen and Stefania Fatone},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  year={2013},
  volume={50 8},
  pages={1069-78}
}
Despite increasingly widespread adoption of vacuum-assisted suspension systems in prosthetic clinical practices, there remain gaps in the body of scientific knowledge guiding clinicians' choices of existing products. In this study, we identified important pump-performance metrics and developed techniques to objectively characterize the evacuation… CONTINUE READING