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    • VA Study To Optimize The Gen 2 Deka Arm: Qualitative Findings 

      Resnik, Linda (2011)
      In 2005 DARPA announced its "Revolutionizing Prosthetics" program and funded the development of the DEKA prosthetic arm. When the Gen 2 prototype DEKA Arm System became available for clinical research and testing, DARPA ...
    • VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF FUNCTIONAL TESTS AND QUESTIONNAIRES FOR CHILDREN WITH A CONGENITAL UPPER LIMB REDUCTION DEFICIENCY 

      Buffart, Laurien M.; Roebroeck, Marij E.; van Heijningen, Vera G.; Pesch-Batenburg, Josemiek M.F.B.; Stam, Henk J. (2005)
      Standardized measures are required to adequately measure arm and prosthetic functioning in children with unilateral upper limb reduction deficiency (ULRD). A prerequisite for a test or questionnaire is that the instrument ...
    • Variable Speed Control Of Terminal Devices 

      Dillon, Steve (1993)
      The ability of the wearer to control the speed as well as the direction of an electric terminal device has been a goal of external power development since the 1940's. It would have been strange if this were not so, since ...
    • Virtual Reality Simulator For Training And Evaluating Myoelectric Users 

      Lambrecht, Joris M.; Pulliam, Christopher L.; Kirsch, Robert F. (2011)
      Controlling multiple degrees of freedom intuitively and efficiently is a major goal in the field of upper limb prosthetics. Many novel algorithms have been conceived to meet this goal, but few have been tested in a functionally ...
    • Visual Feedback And The Grasping Function Of Prosthetic Hands 

      Jacques, Gary E.; Naumann, Stephen; Milner, Morris; Cleghorn, William; Bush, Greg; Hubbard, Sheila (1994)
      Upper limb amputees lack the benefit of tactile and proprioceptive feedback while using their pr osthetic hands It has been theorised that they rely almost exclusively upon vision to determine how well objects are grasped, ...
    • VOICE RECOGNITION FOR PROSTHETIC CONTROL CASE STUDY 

      Towers, Kevin; Barnes, Kevin; Wallace, Craig (2005)
      Client - 48-year-old make, height is 5’7” and is 135lbs, shoulder disarticulation patient. Employed as a heavy equipment operator until August 2000. Client sustained traumatic brain injury and subsequent loss of motor control ...
    • Voluntary Closing Prostheses: An answer to user needs! 

      Plettenburg, Dick H.; Smit, Gerwin (2011)
    • Why Meaningful Outcome Studies Are Imperative 

      Scott, R. N. (1994)
      Probably every rehabilitation professional began his or her involvement in the field with an attempt to do something which clearly appeared to be "a good thing" for a specific client or group of clients. Probably most of ...
    • Working With VASI Push Switches 

      Williams, T. Walley, III (1997)
      Two single acting VAST push switches or the VASI operate a hand, elbow, or other device in dual-action push-a-little, push-a-lot switch will two directions. These switches are very reliable, but pose a number of problems ...
    • Wrist Innovations To Improve Function of Electric Terminal Devices 

      Sears, Harold H.; Iversen, Edwin; Archer, Shawn; Jacobs, Tony (2008)
      A major challenge in the development of terminal device (TD) and UE prosthetic devices is to add to the functional benefits to the wearer, without greatly increasing the weight, or complexity, or the cost of the ...