Pliance-RLS prothesis: Pressure between human and prosthesis.
The pliance-RLS prosthesis system has been developed for socket evaluation and fit. It provides a quantification of the level of pressure at the residual limb/socket interface during static and dynamic movements.
As a result of their design and material selection, the pliance-RLS sensors are flexible and elastic and have the ability to conform very well around highly contoured sites. This is particularly advantageous in prosthetics because of the highly irregular surface and geometry of the residual limb and the shape of the socket.
The pliance-RLS sensors include a dense array of sensors, with a small individual sensor area. This allows recording of interface pressure at a discrete location of the socket. The length of the sensor pad is appropriate for use on a short or long transtibial socket.The different standard shapes allow testing of different
anatomical areas simultaneously. Custom made sensors are also available.