Optimal Transtibial Prosthetic Socket Lay Up with Greener Alternatives Analysed


Alex Baguma


University of Strathclyde

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Transtibial prosthetic sockets are now predominantly made from carbon fibre, glass
composites and nylon among other materials. Using hands on experience and material
science, limb centres have been able to produce reliable sockets for decades despite the lack
of a widely accepted socket layup. This, coupled with the fact the world is starting to move
away from heavy carbon footprints and harmful chemicals. More sustainable and safer
manufacturing will be needed for the future of prosthetic manufacturing.


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