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dc.contributor.author Light, C. M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Chappell, P. H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-04T16:09:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-04T16:09:35Z
dc.date.issued 1999 en_US
dc.identifier.citation From "MEC 99," Proceedings of the 1999 MyoElectric Controls/Powered Prosthetics Symposium Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: August, 1999. Copyright University of New Brunswick. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/4926
dc.description.abstract Commercial myo-electrically controlled prostheses are currently single degree of fieedom devices with highly restrictive function. These artificial hands warrant high grip forces due to their planar pincer movement to ensure stable prehension, thereby inherently requiring precise and conscious effort on the part of the wearer to ensure optimum grip. The Southampton Hand has demonstrated the ability to devolve low-level user control to the hand prosthesis itself by the use of the Southampton Adaptive Manipulation Scheme. Until recently these multiple-axis prostheses have lacked clinical significance due to poor reliability and user-oriented design. The development of the latest device is centred on the hypothesis of enhancing stable piehension by increasing the adaptability of the prosthesis, whilst simultaneously minimising the necessary grip force. This is to be achieved by increasing the number of independent degrees of freedom of the device without compromising user-effort by utilising the Southampton hierarchical control system. Constraints such as modularity, low weight and power consumption are factors that have been adhered to throughout the design process. The six independent axes of the hand are controlled by a single microprocessor. The limiting factor in the advancement of artificial hands has frequently been the integration of technology to the device. Consequently several accurate sensing systems were implemented in this design to enable a more comprehensive control of the adaptable hand prosthesis. en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.title The Development Of An Advanced Multi-Axis Myo-Prosthesis And Controller en_US

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