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dc.contributor.author Lipschutz, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Sensinger, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Lock, Blair
dc.contributor.author Kuiken, Todd A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-29T16:58:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-29T16:58:18Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’08 conference, UNB; 2008. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2794
dc.description.abstract Prosthetists have been fitting externally-powered components to individuals with “shoulder disarticulation”, upper extremity amputations for decades. These components have ranged from momentary contact switches that permitted carbon-dioxide to pass through tubes in order to create an articulating motion, to force sensitive resistors (FSRs) that vary the amount of resistance between thin conductive plates in order to permit varied current to flow and provide input to an electrical motor. Activation of these types of inputs requires contact by the user with their remaining residual limb or, in the case of individuals with congenital deficiencies, phocomelic digits. A variety of pull switches have also been used to harness the body motions provided by the user, which activate an electro-mechanical switch used to drive a motor. With the use of coupled rotary potentiometers, the authors have chosen to investigate a unique approach to ipsilateral shoulder motion as a control source for two degrees of freedom. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.subject shoulder disarticulaion en_US
dc.title CAPTURING SHOULDER MOTION AS AN INPUT FOR EXTERNALLY-POWERED, SHOULDER DISARTICULATION PROSTHESES en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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