During a single training workshop for 23 experienced prosthetist accompanied by certified
occupational therapists, a total of seven subjects were fitted with transradial myoelectric
prostheses. A great range of componentry was used to accommodate the varying needs
of the individual subjects. One result of this workshop is a list of desired outcomes
matched against the list of problems that present with the subjects. The workshop
suggests that with proper training during and after fitting and with the use of advanced
componentry, amputees can be given substantially greater functionality while maintaining
or increasing the cosmesis usually associated with myoelectric fittings.
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From "MEC 97," Proceedings of the 1997 MyoElectric Controls/Powered Prosthetics Symposium
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: August, 1997. Copyright University of New Brunswick.
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