09 Nov Community Walking Trials: Investigational Prosthetic Foot
The research team has developed a prosthetic foot that is designed to be adaptable on uneven
ground and side-slopes as well as for uncertain placement of foot on the ground. The
investigational foot may also help to reduce forces acting through the prosthesis
socket. The purpose of this study is to compare a participant’s usual prosthetic foot with the new prosthetic foot during usual daily activities. The study hopes to understand if participant’s experience any differences between different foot prostheses.
Age 16-74 years
Any gender, race, or ethnicity.
Unilateral below knee amputation.
Ability to walk more than 400 meters on level ground without using a walking aid and without an increase in pain.
Intact residual limb skin
Ability to read, write, and comprehend English
Skin integrity by observation of the study prosthetist
Weight maximum 250 lbs.
Shoe size 23-28 cm (~6.5-12 women; ~6-11 men)
At least one year post-amputation and using a prosthesis
Neurological, orthopedic, or other conditions that significantly alter gait mechanics.
Amputation due to uncontrolled diabetes
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
An adaptable foot prosthetic device for people with lower extremity amputations: Community experiences
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?
University of Washington, Wallace Hall
3737 Brooklyn Ave NE Amplifying Motion & Performance Lab
Seattle, Washington 98195