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Development of a diagnostic device to maintain residuum health of service members suffering from limb loss: barriers and facilitators

PUBLISHED December 12, 2022 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2212p6181958)



Laurent Frossard1 , Christian Langton1 , Nataliya Perevoshchikova1 , Stefanie Feih1 , Ross Powrie2 , Rod Barrett1 , David Lloyd1
  1. Griffith University, Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering
  2. Custom Prosthetics

Conference / event

Military Health System Research Symposium 2022, September 2022 (Kissimmee, FL, United States)

Poster summary

The quality of life of military Service Members, Veterans and beneficiaries suffering from lower limb loss highly depends on their ability to walk with a prosthetic limb. Prosthetic care providers prescribe a range of bespoke interventions to ease the fitting of a prosthesis (e.g., methods of attachment to the residuum, choice of prosthetic components, alignment of artificial limb). However, satisfactory prosthetic fitting is rarely achieved once the residuum health corresponding to the physical well-being of salvaged limb is compromised (e.g., bones, muscles, nerves, skin). Typically, rehabilitation specialists use a series of separate tools (e.g., medical imaging, load sensors) to diagnose specific neuromusculoskeletal disfunctions (e.g., phantom and residuum pain, osteopenia or heterotopic bone growth, stress fractures, muscle contractures, neuroma, oedema, acute and chronic skin damages). However, interfacing these devices to work together and provide a holistic understanding of disfunctions is rarely achieved.


Bionics, Bone-anchored prosthesis, Amputation, Prosthetics, Artificial limbs, Osseointegration

Research areas



  1. Frossard, L., R. Powrie, and C. Langton, In-Vivo Kinetic system to sustain residuum health of Service Members with lower limb loss: from proof-of-concept to digital twin, in Military Health System Research Symposium. 2019: Kissimmee, FL, US. p. 111.
  2. rossard, L., et al., Load applied on osseointegrated implant by transfemoral bone-anchored prostheses fitted with state-of-the-art prosthetic components. Clinical Biomechanics, 2021. 89: p. 105457.
  3. Frossard, L. and D. Lloyd, The future of bionic limbs. Research Features, 2021. 134: p. 54-57.
  4. Frossard, L., et al., Development of a Procedure for the Government Provision of Bone-Anchored Prosthesis Using Osseointegration in Australia. Pharmacoecon Open, 2017. 1(4): p. 301-314.
  5. Pitkin, M. and L. Frossard, Loading Effect of Prosthetic Feet’s Anthropomorphicity on Transtibial Osseointegrated Implant. Military Medicine, 2021. 186(Supplement 1): p. 681-687.


  1. FY19 US DoD RESTORE Award (No. W81XWH2110215-DM190659)

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Competing interests
No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
Data sharing not applicable to this poster as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.
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Copyright © 2022 Frossard et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Frossard, L., Langton, C., Perevoshchikova, N., Feih, S., Powrie, R., Barrett, R., Lloyd, D. Development of a diagnostic device to maintain residuum health of service members suffering from limb loss: barriers and facilitators [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2022 (poster).
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