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dc.contributor.author Sears, Harold H.
dc.contributor.author Iversen, Edwin K.
dc.contributor.author Archer, Shawn
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-16T19:11:51Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-16T19:11:51Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation MEC '02 : the next generation : University of New Brunswick's Myoelectric Controls/Powered Prosthetics Symposium, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, August 21-23, 2002 : conference proceedings. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 1551310295 9781551310299
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2674
dc.description.abstract A new electric hand has been developed which integrates flexion/extension into an electric hand, with no increase in length over standard-length electric or body-powered hands. The development* has included a field trial with six wearers of the electric hand. All the wearers were surveyed on the actual tasks they performed with the hand, including those utilizing flexion/extension. Electric Hands have typically operated with a single gripping mode, usually three-finger tip prehension. Our attempt at this stage is to enhance function in the hand, but without adding complexity to the gripping mechanism. Passive and electric wrist rotation can add an important degree of freedom (DOF), but still provides only one of the natural wrist’s three DOF. Additional degrees of freedom in the hand, however, would offer the amputee broader function of course, but practicality dictates the addition of a DOF without adding to the complexity of the hand. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.subject flexion en_US
dc.subject wrist en_US
dc.subject electric hand en_US
dc.subject prosthetics en_US
dc.title EVALUATION OF A NEW FLEXION WRIST INTEGRATED WITH ELECTRIC HAND en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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