This presentation describes transhumeral and transradial prostheses which have been
successfully fit to patients using electrodes installed in roll-on suspension sleeves.
electrodes and modified wiring systems have been developed and tested along with
techniques for installing electrodes in roll-on sleeves to provide improved suspension
electrode contact. This series of patients has shown that a Roll-on sleeve is an excellent
to achieve superior suspension and greater range of motion. Information will be presented
document the increase in suspension and range of motion in several patients who were
both traditional and roll-on suspension systems. This design maintains consistent
contact for patients, especially those who have volume changes or experience difficulty
the traditional suspension methods. This system is adaptable to many prosthetic hand
elbow systems and amputation levels. Future research directions will be suggested
improve this system and make it available to a wider population of users.
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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