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A Brief History of BioPerl
Large-scale open-source projects face a litany of pitfalls and difficulties. Problems of contribution quality, credit for contributions, project coordination, funding, and mission-creep are ever-present. Of these, long-term ...
Integrating Electrodes in Silicone and a New Application for Myoelectric Suction Sockets
There have been numerous attempts to integrate electrodes into liners to operate externally powered devices. Various methods and techniques have been tried from RTV laminated sockets to off-the-shelf liners as well as a ...
EVALUATION OF A PROTOTYPE ELECTRIC-POWERED PARTIAL-HAND PROSTHESIS
A prototype partial hand mechanism has been developed for fittings at the trans-metacarpal level. Subjects selected for evaluation of the prototype device have absence of all fingers of the affected hand, all or some portion ...
Duke Ponders Intellectual Life
Series of four articles published in Duke University's faculty-staff weekly newspaper, Dialogue, examining key aspects of university life under study at Duke.
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF MICROPROCESSORS IN UPPER LIMB PROSTHETICS
The recent emergence of microprocessor based prosthetic control for the individual with upper limb deficiency has significantly expanded the spectrum of treatment options and inclusion criteria for this patient population. ...
ELECTRIC OPTIONS & SOCKET DESIGN FOR PARTIAL HAND PATIENTS
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, ...
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Occupational Therapy in various rehabilitation settings
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) is a new surgical technique for transhumeral or higher levels of upper extremity limb loss. The rehabilitation team at RIC has seen great success with their patients. RIC has a unique ...
Enhanced Functional Outcomes with Elective UE Amputations
With modern limb salvage procedures, successful reconstruction is not always achieved. This lecture will utilize case presentations to show increased functional benefit in patients who underwent elective amputation surgeries. ...
ELECTROMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF A COMPLETE ARM PROSTHESIS (EMAS)
A characterisation of a complete arm prosthesis is necessary to develop effective control. This is a description of the use of Lagrange methodology to describe the system and to optimise for motion control. The Lagrange ...
Principles of Rehabilitation after Bilateral Hand Allotransplantation
The previous experimental results with long-term survival of animal limb allograft and positive results of single hand transplantation encouraged us to plan (January 1999) and perform first (March 2000) and a second (May ...