THE WILMER PASSIVE HAND PROSTHESIS FOR TODDLERS

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2008

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The WILMER Passive Hand Prosthesis is developed for children aged one through five years. This harnessless hand prosthesis aims primarily at giving the child two arms of equal length. The hand features an easy to control passive prehension function. The movements of the fingers are mechanically coupled to the movements of the thumb. By pressing an object against the fingertips, the hand opens. By slightly tilting the object, it can be grasped. The hand prosthesis can be mounted in a passive friction wrist rotation prosthesis, available in different outer diameters. The hand features a low mass construction, which proved to be very robust and reliable in clinical tests. For the age group mentioned the WILMER Passive Hand Prosthesis is one of the very few available with a prehensile function. It stands out in functionality and in cosmetics as compared to other passive hand prostheses on the market.

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Proceedings of the MEC’08 conference, UNB; 2008.

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Plettenburg, Dick H. (2008). THE WILMER PASSIVE HAND PROSTHESIS FOR TODDLERS. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/2807.


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