Show simple item record Stevens, Gordon en_US 2011-10-04T13:20:48Z 2011-10-04T13:20:48Z 1997 en_US
dc.identifier.citation From "MEC 97," Proceedings of the 1997 MyoElectric Controls/Powered Prosthetics Symposium Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada: August, 1997. Copyright University of New Brunswick. en_US
dc.description.abstract The traditional shoulder socket is a cap over the shoulder which leads to gapping of the myoelectric contacts. An improved socket design leaves the upper aspect of the socket open and achieves suspension on a wedge formed by the upper back and upper chest The wedge guarantees excellent myoelectric contact at all times. The socket is finther stabilized by a lateral strut and a T-section that surrounds the cage lower rib. All other areas are left open. When combined with a new X-shaped Neoprene suspension, this socket permits the free motion of the acromion to be used for adjusting the terminal device in space and for activating secondary devices such as mode selection switches or separate controls for wrist motion. This socket design has been tried on both a bilateral shoulder patient and a transradial/shoulder amputee. FINAL PAPER NOT RECEIVED AT PRESS TIME en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.title Optimal Design Of A Myoelectric Socket For The Through-Shoulder Amputee en_US

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