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  • Farry, Kristin A.; Kramer, Larry A.; Gupta, Radihka; Atkins, Diane J.; Donovan, William H. (Myoelectric Symposium, 1999)
    Knowledge of the anatomic location, size, and contractility of muscles within a person's congenitally deficient upper limb is useful in prescribing and fitting a myoelectric prosthesis. In 1998, at University of Texas' ...
  • Uellendahl, Jack E.; Farnsworth, Troy; Limehouse, Bill; Heckathorne, Craig (Myoelectric Symposium, 2005)
    Management of the high-level bilateral arm amputee poses many challenges to the prosthetist and rehabilitation team. When the amputee is also in a wheelchair, use of arm prostheses becomes more difficult. Positioning of ...
  • Uellendahl, J. E.; Heckathorne, C. W. (Myoelectric Symposium, 1997)
    Over the past ten years, the Prosthetics Clinical Services Department of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has treated thirty-six (36) persons with bilateral arm amputations. Of these, twenty-three had sustained ...
  • Uellendahl, Jack E. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2005)
    Prosthesis control for persons with very short (axilla level) transhumeral (VSTH) amputation can be challenging. Due to the short lever arm, fully body-powered options are often not possible due to the lack of available ...
  • Williams, T. Walley III (Myoelectric Symposium, 2002)
    When a new prosthetic component is introduced to the market, it often needs further improvements or accessory devices that only become apparent when clients and clinicians have had a chance to put the device to all of ...
  • Lipschutz, Robert D.; Daley, Heather (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
    Technological advancements in lower limb prostheses have resulted in actuated motors in both knees and ankles. Currently, these components are controlled by information measured from various electromechanical sensors ...
  • Puchhammer, Gregor (Myoelectric Symposium, 2008)
    Rapid progress has been made recently in all components of upper limb myoelectric prosthetics, and revolutionary new concepts in controlling these devices are part of ongoing R&D activities. Nevertheless there is a need ...
  • Miguelez, John M. (Myoelectric Symposium, 1999)
    The provision of a myoelectric prosthesis for high level upper extremity amputees requires consideration of a myriad of factors. Although state-of-the-art componentty can dramatically effect the outcome, other factors left ...
  • Sjonnesen, Gary; Prigge, Pat (Myoelectric Symposium, 2002)
    The very Underlying Principle of Control for the Otto Bock Myoelectric System is “Muscle contraction should lead to function.” If you think about picking up an object with your sound hand, you simply pick up the object. ...
  • Davelli, A.; Sacchetti, R. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2002)
    The use of myoelectric command is often difficult to apply to congenital pathologies of the upper limb, which alternative solutions such as pressure sensors or common microswitches are often used. In such cases, prosthesis ...
  • Hill, Stewart Scotland; Binnie, T.D.; Gow, T.J. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2005)
    Efficient prosthesis control is dependant on the user’s ability to control the desired movements of the prosthesis. Observed manifestations of jerk on a complete arm prosthesis can lead to difficulty in performing controlled ...
  • Hebert, Jacqueline S.; Lewicke, Justin (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
    The ‘Box and Blocks’ task (BB) is a component specific task of performance which tests the gross manual dexterity of the upper limb (UL) and is a widely used outcome measure for UL function in several populations. The BB ...
  • Bongers, Raoul M.; Bouwsema, Hanneke; van der Sluis, Corry K. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
    Prosthetic devices are designed to increase the action possibilities of an amputee. Appropriate actions with upper-extremity prostheses are only possible when these devices can be controlled dexterously. Importantly, the ...
  • Lorrain, T.; Niazi, I. K.; Jiang, N.; Farina, D. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
    Myoelectric prostheses offer great potential of rehabilitation for amputees. However, a main drawback toward this achievement lies in the control algorithms, which are unable to reliably translate the user’s intention to ...
  • Newman, Phil (Myoelectric Symposium, 2008)
    Since the commercial release of the i-LIMB Hand in September 2007, and the subsequent R&D release of ProDigits for partial hand users, there has been much interest from clinical professionals – to date (18 March 2008), ...
  • Schorsch, Jack F.; Maas, Huub; Troyk, Phil R.; DeMichele, Glen A.; Kerns, Douglas A.; Weir, Richard F. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2008)
    Persons with recent hand amputations expect modern hand prostheses to function like intact hands. Current stateof- the-art electric prosthetic hands are generally single degree-of-freedom (opening and closing) devices ...
  • Mikosz, Matthew J. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2005)
    The purpose of this article is to describe an alternative switching option for the higher-level upper limb amputee. Currently available body powered switches allow for only one function which can become quite cumbersome ...
  • Stavdahl, Øyvind; Kyberd, Peter J.; Magne, Tordis; Ottermo, Maria V.; Mugaas, Terje (Myoelectric Symposium, 2011)
    In myoelectric prostheses, movement artifacts are known to impair control performance. This study relates to a novel sensor which measures surface electromyograms (SEMG) as well as contact force at the electrode-skin ...
  • Mandacina, Stephen; Lenzini, Gary (Myoelectric Symposium, 2005)
    The success of prosthetic rehabilitation involves a number of facets including optimum therapy, appropriate components, interdisciplinary network, patient motivation, and a good fitting socket. All of these facets get ...
  • Weir, Richard F.; Grahn, Edward C. (Myoelectric Symposium, 2002)
    We have developed a new externally-powered, myoelectrically controlled partial hand prosthesis that is suitable for fitting those persons with amputations at or more proximal to the level of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) ...