Show simple item record Mandacina, Stephen 2010-07-21T17:24:28Z 2010-07-21T17:24:28Z 2005
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’05 conference, UNB; 2005. en_US
dc.description.abstract Recent improvements in prosthetics has allowed for a marked increase in success and functional rehabilitation of the partial hand patient. Manufacturers are designing much smaller and lighter components such as electrodes, switches, batteries, and programmable microprocessors that allow a much smaller and simple prosthesis. In most partial hand cases, this allows the socket to not extend proximal to the wrist for full wrist ROM, simplified socket design, and lighter weight prostheses, all leading to greater acceptance. Improvements are being made with two separate designs for partial hand patients that use an intact thumb to assist with prehension, or a smaller drive unit decreasing space necessary in the hand. Although both designs are progressing, the components are not readily available for most prosthetists fitting a Transmetacarpal/ Transcarpal level amputation. The focus of the paper and presentation is to educate on options currently available and easily used by a majority of the prosthetic field. en_US
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dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.subject socket design en_US
dc.subject partial hand en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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