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CONDUCTIVE INSERTS TO ACQUIRE MYOELECTRIC SIGNALS THROUGH SILICONE LINERS

dc.contributor.author Hanson, William J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-28T19:13:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-28T19:13:57Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’08 conference, UNB; 2008.
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/2783
dc.description.abstract Prosthetic socket liners provide both suspension and stability, and they do so best when they cover the remaining limb without breaks in the liner surface. This full coverage conflicts with the need to acquire myoelectric signals directly from the skin. Early solutions to this problem include windows in the liner and metal electrodes piercing and thereby weakening the liner. Windows compromise the integrity of the liner and often lead to discomfort at the edge of the window. Metal electrodes require attachment of external wires after donning. Another alternative is to mount cased electrodes in molded silicone receptacles. This may result in a proper seal, but it requires repeated removal of the electrode from the liner. The problems identified above can be addressed by passing the myoelectric signals directly though the liner with flexible Conductive Inserts. This approach allows metal electrodes in the outer socket to acquire the myoelectric signals as if they were in direct contact with the skin with no wires attached to the liner. LTI has developed Conductive Inserts that not only pass myoelectric signals through the liner but also allow for misalignment when the liner is inserted into the socket. These Inserts can be installed by prosthetic technicians in a commercial liner, or they can be built into a custom liner. With Inserts installed, a liner is a separate part that can be easily removed for cleaning.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium
dc.subject myoelectric signals
dc.subject silicone liners
dc.title CONDUCTIVE INSERTS TO ACQUIRE MYOELECTRIC SIGNALS THROUGH SILICONE LINERS
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