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dc.contributor.author Miller, L.A.
dc.contributor.author Lipschutz, R.D.
dc.contributor.author Weir, R.W.
dc.contributor.author Williams, T.W.
dc.contributor.author Stubblefield, K.A.
dc.contributor.author Heckathorne, C.W.
dc.contributor.author Kuiken, T.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-21T18:03:12Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-21T18:03:12Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’05 conference, UNB; 2005. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2729
dc.description.abstract In 2002, targeted hyper-reinnervation nerve transfer surgery was performed unilaterally on a bilateral shoulder disarticulation amputee. The goal of this surgery was to create additional sites using the remaining unused brachial plexus nerves to allow simultaneous control of multiple movements using more natural control schemes [1,2,3]. As a result of the nerve transfer procedure, 4 new myoelectric control sites were created on the left pectoralis muscle. Subsequent prosthetic fitting found that the user was able to operate the elbow and hand in a coordinated fashion using three electrodes. Various outcome measurements showed an improvement in prosthetic function. However, with the increase in the number of input signals, a goal was set to build a prosthesis with the maximum number of controlled motors available. Six motorized components were identified: three were commercially available in the USA, one was commercially available in other countries and two were a research prototype. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.subject Nerve Transfer en_US
dc.subject shoulder en_US
dc.title SHOULDER DISARTICULATION FITTING WITH 6 INDEPENDENTLY CONTROLLED MOTORS AFTER TARGETED HYPER-REINNERVATION NERVE TRANSFER SURGERY en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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