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John DesRochers is a junior at Rowan University, scheduled to graduate in 2022. John is a Biomedical Engineering Major and is working on the Socket Air Pump Challenge. Everyday factors such as extreme heat and cold, pressure changes, altitude, bloating, and more, can contribute to changes in the limb size of an amputee. This issue of residual limb volume change has prompted the team to work on a prosthetic solution in the form of an adjustable inflatable sleeve to fit between the limb liner and prosthetic socket. The design focuses on using thin vinyl material to build air bladder compartments that can be controlled via valve-capped hoses accessible outside of the prosthetic.
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