Optimization of vacuum pump device for use in rapid fitment of prosthetic limbs
Author(s)Garcia, Philip Thomas
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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Developing World Prosthetics NGO has been in contact with the Jaipur Foot Organization in order to create a human powered vacuum pump for a new technique in prosthetic fitment. The new technique would provide mobility to fitment camps due to the non-reliance of an electrical grid. The design however would need to meet the demands of third-world conditions and heavy, continuous usage. This thesis seeks to explore a variety of mechanisms in order to meet the required specifications of the JFO and the new technique.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 19).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology