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Prosthetics Load and Fatigue Testing

Customer Need / Challenge

  • Prosthetic limbs must be tested for extreme loading that can occur during falls, accidents, and sports movements.
  • Fatigue testing of prosthetic components determines the expected lifespan of the components under normal usage.

Interface Solution

  • A Static load test apparatus uses Interface S-type load cells attached to hydraulic actuators to apply and measure loads.
  • A Fatigue testing machine uses Interface fatigue-rated S-type load cells to apply and measure cyclic loads.

 Results

  • Engineers determine whether prosthetic materials and designs will withstand the rigours of daily use and occasional highload situations.

 

See how this was accomplished using an Interface SSMF Fatigue Rated S-Type Load Cell and an SGA Signal Conditioner.

Download the Application Note below.

 Prosthetics Testing App Note.pdf