MQP - Smart Socket: Soft Robotic Prosthetic Socket


The purpose of this project is to develop a socket for a lower limb prosthetic using electrical, biomechanics and robotics engineering concepts. This socket will be able to adapt dynamically to the user's environment and motion as well as provide comfortable stability. The project will incorporate both internal physiological sensing as well as external physical sensing. These will allow us to analyze and adapt our socket to avoid some of the issues users may suffer from, such as pressure sores.

Students Involved

  • Shane Fagan
  • Tynan MacLeod
  • Ryan Moran
  • Alex Rutfield
  • Alexandra Shea
  • Jared Wormley

Project Advisors