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  • Bouwsema, Hanneke; Kyberd, Peter J.; Hill, Wendy; van der Sluis, Corry K.; Bongers, Raoul M. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
    Most studies on prosthesis usage focus merely on one type of outcome measures, using questionnaires, functional tests, or kinematics. However, a combination of several outcome measures should provide a better picture on ...
  • Idstein, Thomas M.; Lock, Blair A.; Parks, Robert; Tran, Dat; Hargrove, Levi (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
    Advancements in electronics technology have yielded a wide variety of low-cost intelligent sensors and microprocessor-based control systems that can be incorporated into prostheses. The most efficient and reliable way to ...
  • Pylatiuk, Christian; Schulz, Stefan (Myoelectric Symposium, 2005)
    in the last decades, a multitude of surveys were carried out to investigate broadly different fields associated with prosthesis acceptance, reasons for non-use or user preferences for artificial hand improvements [1-9]. ...
  • Sears, Harold H.; Iversen, Edwin; Dyck, Arthur D.; Hays, Kevin; Rivera, Caesar (Myoelectric Symposium, 1997)
  • Lang, MacJulian; Conyers, Dan (Myoelectric Symposium, 2008)
    Negative pressure, or vacuum, has been utilized for suspension in lower extremity prosthetics with impressive results. The authors describe a technique to enable the application of vacuum in the suspension of a transradial ...
  • Buffart, Laurien M.; Roebroeck, Marij E.; van Heijningen, Vera G.; Pesch-Batenburg, Josemiek M.F.B.; Stam, Henk J. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2005)
    Standardized measures are required to adequately measure arm and prosthetic functioning in children with unilateral upper limb reduction deficiency (ULRD). A prerequisite for a test or questionnaire is that the instrument ...
  • Dillon, Steve (Myoelectric Symposium, 1993)
    The ability of the wearer to control the speed as well as the direction of an electric terminal device has been a goal of external power development since the 1940's. It would have been strange if this were not so, since ...
  • Resnik, Linda (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
    In 2005 DARPA announced its "Revolutionizing Prosthetics" program and funded the development of the DEKA prosthetic arm. When the Gen 2 prototype DEKA Arm System became available for clinical research and testing, DARPA ...
  • Hargrove, Levi; Scheme, Erik; Englehart, Kevin; Hudgins, Bernie (Myoelectric Symposium, 2008)
    This work compared a novel pattern recognition based myoelectric control system to a system based on conventional control and another state of the art pattern recognition system. The results showed that the proposed ...
  • Lambrecht, Joris M.; Pulliam, Christopher L.; Kirsch, Robert F. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
    Controlling multiple degrees of freedom intuitively and efficiently is a major goal in the field of upper limb prosthetics. Many novel algorithms have been conceived to meet this goal, but few have been tested in a ...
  • Jacques, Gary E.; Naumann, Stephen; Milner, Morris; Cleghorn, William; Bush, Greg; Hubbard, Sheila (Myoelectric Symposium, 1994)
    Upper limb amputees lack the benefit of tactile and proprioceptive feedback while using their pr osthetic hands It has been theorised that they rely almost exclusively upon vision to determine how well objects are grasped, ...
  • Gruppioni, E.; Saldutto, B.G.; Cutti, A.G.; Mainardi, E.; Davalli, A. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2008)
    Current solutions for the control of active upper-limb prostheses are mostly based on EMG signals acquisition and processing and on electronic switches. Even though efficient for most clinical cases, these solutions can ...
  • Towers, Kevin; Barnes, Kevin; Wallace, Craig (Myoelectric Symposium, 2005)
    Client - 48-year-old make, height is 5’7” and is 135lbs, shoulder disarticulation patient. Employed as a heavy equipment operator until August 2000. Client sustained traumatic brain injury and subsequent loss of motor ...
  • Plettenburg, Dick H.; Smit, Gerwin (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
  • Fifield, Adele (Myoelectric Symposium, 1999)
    I lost a leg to cancer at the age of 13. I became a member of The War Amps Child Amputee Program, or CHAMP as it is better known, shortly theteafter. For the last 10 years I have worked with the War Amps and am presently ...
  • Scott, R. N. (Myoelectric Symposium, 1994)
    Probably every rehabilitation professional began his or her involvement in the field with an attempt to do something which clearly appeared to be "a good thing" for a specific client or group of clients. Probably most of ...
  • Plettenberg, Dick H. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2005)
    A new type prosthetic prehensor for children aged 4 – 9 has been designed, constructed and build in an attempt to improve the appearance of the split-hook prosthesis. The new prehensor is a mechanically operated voluntary ...
  • Plettenburg, Dick H. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2008)
    The WILMER Passive Hand Prosthesis is developed for children aged one through five years. This harnessless hand prosthesis aims primarily at giving the child two arms of equal length. The hand features an easy to control ...
  • Williams, T. Walley, III (Myoelectric Symposium, 1997)
    Two single acting VAST push switches or the VASI operate a hand, elbow, or other device in dual-action push-a-little, push-a-lot switch will two directions. These switches are very reliable, but pose a number of problems ...
  • Sears, Harold H.; Iversen, Edwin; Archer, Shawn; Jacobs, Tony (Myoelectric Symposium, 2008)
    A major challenge in the development of terminal device (TD) and UE prosthetic devices is to add to the functional benefits to the wearer, without greatly increasing the weight, or complexity, or the cost of the ...