Advanced Sensor Integration for Prosthetic Socket Monitoring

Period of Performance: 04/27/2015 - 09/26/2017


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

KCF Technologies, Inc.
336 South Fraser Street Array
State College, PA 16801
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


The objective of the Phase II project is to develop a Residual Limb Health Monitoring Platform based on the Phase I findings and will integrate a sensor equipped smart socket liner, smart socket with radio transceiver and power source, and health monitoring software. Significantly, the software and hardware are open interface for new, 3rd party sensors, data transfer protocols, and prosthetic components. This Phase II development project will follow a traditional design effort involving Concept Design, Detailed Design and Fabrication, and Test and Validation. The Concept Design stage primarily involves defining system level requirements and designing and prototyping subsystems. The Detailed Design and Fabrication phase will involve revising the design concepts, performing detailed design, and building advanced prototypes that can be used for field testing. The final Test and Validation effort will involve updating the test model design, performing bench testing of components in a representative environment, and finally conducting prototype testing in a simulated operational environment with clinicians.