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Body-Powered Upper-Limb Components
The earliest reference made to an artificial limb was about 500 BC when Hegesistratus, imprisoned in chains, cut off his foot to escape and subsequently made himself a wooden foot.
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Use of prosthetic prehensors
  • M. Leblanc
  • Medicine
  • Prosthetics and orthotics international
  • 1 December 1988
Estimates are given of the type and number of prosthetic prehensors—both hooks and hands—used in the USA, United Kingdom, West Germany and Sweden by upper limb amputees. Implications are made forExpand
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Environmental Control and Robotic Manipulation Aids
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A Quantitative Comparison of Four Experimental Axillary Crutches
Four experimental axillary crutches, along with conventional crutches, were tested by five disabled subjects and five normal subjects, with knees flexible and with knees immobilized to simulateExpand
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Current evaluation of hydraulics to replace the cable force transmission system for body-powered upper-limb prostheses.
  • M. Leblanc
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Assistive technology : the official journal of…
  • 1990
Present body-powered upper-limb prostheses use a cable control system employing World War II aircraft technology to transmit force from the body to the prosthesis for operation. The cable andExpand
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Preliminary assessment of three new designs of prosthetic prehensors for upper limb amputees
  • D. Meeks, M. Leblanc
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • Prosthetics and orthotics international
  • 1 April 1988
At present, upper-limb amputees have a basic choice of a hook or a hand for the prosthetic prehensor. In the USA about two-thirds of upper-limb amputees wear hooks and about one-third wear hands.Expand
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Prehensor Grip for Children: A Survey of the Literature
A survey of literature was conducted on hand grip strength and grip strength with prosthetic prehensors of children 2 to 4 years old. The survey's purpose was to set grip strength requirements for aExpand
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Is body powered operation of upper limb prostheses feasible for young limb deficient children?
The investigators measured efficiencies of body powered prehensors and cable control components of prostheses available for young children. Results indicated that the cable control systems and hookExpand
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