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Green Composite Materials For Prosthesis: Can Prothesis Go Carbon Neutral

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kheng-Lim GohORCiD, Dr Wei Liang Lai, shukry Abdul Majid, Professor Tom Joyce



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a working paper that has been published in its final definitive form by Newcastle University, 2023.

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This working paper is part of a project funded by the British Council and MiGHT (Malaysia) that aims to develop a green prosthesis using sustainable processes and materials to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the State of Perlis, Malaysia. The paper focuses on the environmental impact of the lower-limb prosthetic socket (LLPS) and proposes the use of pineapple leaf fibers sourced from agro-waste as a green material for LLPS production. The study conducted experiments, field interviews, and a life-cycle assessment (LCA) to assess the feasibility, benefits, and challenges associated with using pineapple leaf fibers. More detailed findings will be shared in a follow-up working paper.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Goh KL, Abdul Aziz NS, Mat F, Lai WL, Mohd Jamir MR, Abdul Majid MS, Joyce T

: N.A.

Publication type: Working Paper

Publication status: Published

Type of Article: Working Paper

Year: 2023

Publisher: Newcastle University

: Newcastle University

ePrints DOI: 10.57711/43wy-2x30

Notes: Working paper. Details of findings have yet to be published. Contact corresponding author Dr Kheng Lim Goh at for further details.