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dc.contributor.author Gruppioni, E.
dc.contributor.author Chiossi, M.
dc.contributor.author Troncossi, M.
dc.contributor.author Cutti, A.G.
dc.contributor.author Davalli, A.
dc.contributor.author Parenti-Castelli, V.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-28T18:49:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-28T18:49:10Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’08 conference, UNB; 2008. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2779
dc.description.abstract INAIL and DIEM prototyped a new externally-powered prosthetic shoulder developed for interscapulothoracic and first-proximal trans-humeral amputees. The articulation consist of two connected powered joints that allow the elevation of the upper arm in any vertical plane passing through the shoulder centre of rotation. The development of the mechanism is the result of a rigorous approach, which made it possible to systematically combine both the technical and the clinical aspects involved in the design of a prosthetic device. The prototype underwent laboratory tests needed to evaluate the mechanism’s performance (e.g. the maximum payload) and the electrical requirements (e.g. the current draining). Based also on the results retrieved from these tests, an on-board embedded controller was implemented. The electronic unit can control a prosthesis with up to five powered joints and can manage different control strategies, according to the amputees’ preferences. The prototype with the embedded control system has been recently integrated within the prosthesis, provided with hand, wrist and elbow, of a proximal trans-humeral amputee who firstly tested the new device. This paper provides an overview of the development of the actual prosthesis, reports the main patient’s feedback and outlines the future developments. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.subject shoulder prosthesis en_US
dc.title A NEW ACTIVE SHOULDER PROSTHESIS: FROM THE DESIGN TO THE FIRST CLINICAL APPLICATION en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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