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dc.contributor.author Bertels, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Fiedler, Kerstin
dc.contributor.author Schmalz, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-22T20:17:30Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-22T20:17:30Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’08 conference, UNB; 2008. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2761
dc.description.abstract By means of flexion wrists the functionality of prosthetic fittings for upper extremities can be improved significantly. Objects can be manipulated more favourably. Furthermore an optimized gripping position allows an improved body posture. Reaching objects or other dynamic processes are essential in amputee􀂶s ADL􀂶s. The path of motions influences the whole extremity in a physiological manner. Biomechanical measuring results demonstrate the advantages in movement by individual hand positioning. Measurements were conducted by means of an optoelectronic camera system for recording motion kinematics (VICON 460, VICONPEAK Oxford, GB). The subjects were fitted with myoelectric arm prostheses and performed predefined motion tests. Position of flexion angle and hand rotation varied systematically. Depending on the posture of the hand the optimization of certain motion patterns could be proved. Repeating action is supported and can be performed more persistently. Some activities confirmed the significance of optimized interaction between wrist rotation and flexion. en_US
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dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.subject arm prosthesis en_US
dc.subject wrist flexion en_US
dc.title BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS IN ARM PROSTHETICS 􀂱 OBJECTIFYING OF FUNCTIONAL ADVANTAGES OFFERED BY WRIST FLEXION en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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