Detailed design of a prototype prosthetic limb based on biomimetic principles has
completed. This paper will update the progress that has been made toward the creation
of a new,
high-performance limb. The limb uses antagonistic actuators with low and variable
create dynamics and interaction properties similar to those of a healthy arm. Theoretical
examination of the mechanical design has yielded several interesting results and an
estimate of the performance and improved efficiency levels of the limb. The results
used to understand several fundamental issues regarding the design of such a limb.
construction is underway and reflects overcoming several design challenges by careful
MEC '02 : the next generation : University of New Brunswick's Myoelectric Controls/Powered
Prosthetics Symposium, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, August 21-23, 2002 : conference
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