Show simple item record Hughes, G. en_US Biden, E. en_US Olive, M. en_US Young, W. en_US Wedderburn, Z. en_US Caldwell, R. en_US Stocker, D. en_US 2011-10-03T16:10:10Z 2011-10-03T16:10:10Z 1993 en_US
dc.identifier.citation From "MEC 93," Proceedings of the 1993 MyoElectric Controls/Powered Prosthetics Symposium Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: August, 1993. Copyright University of New Brunswick. en_US
dc.description.abstract Long above elbow and elbow disarticulation amputations pose a problem in fitting as the residual limb is nearly the same length as the upper arm on the sound side. Although these problems have been recognized for some time, no currently available elbows offer a complete solution. Conventional fittings, whether they einploy an elbow system attached to the end of the socket or use outside hinges, either make the limb geometry unnatural or restrict the ability to provide humeral rotation and a powered joint. The objective of the work described in this paper is to develop prosthetic elbowsfor long above elbow amputations which do not have these limitations Our work, as described here, has focused on multi-link mechanisms much as are used for knee disarticulation prostheses. The additional challenge in the upper limb case is to provide active locking of the joint, which is not usually a re,quirement other than at full extension for the knee, and to provide for powered operation. en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.title Design Of A Prosthetic Elbow For Elbow Disarticulation Amputations en_US

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