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BACKGROUND Recent studies have documented motions of the upper limbs of healthy subjects during activities of daily living. The aim of this study was to investigate compensatory motions of the upper extremity and torso during tasks for transradial prosthesis users and to determine if bracing simulates prosthesis use. METHODS Seven transradial myoelectric(More)
This study examined the kinematic differences of a bilateral transradial amputee using myoelectric and body-powered prostheses during select activities of daily living. First in harness suspended, body powered then self-suspended externally powered prostheses, the subject's shoulder and elbow joint movements were calculated and compared while completing an(More)
Transitional movements are a determinant of functional independence and have limited study in amputees. Microprocessor prosthetic knees' abilities to assist transfemoral amputees with sitting and standing have not been studied. Through cross-sectional study, 21 transfemoral amputees, divided into 3 groups of 7 by knee type (power knee, C-leg, Mauch SNS) and(More)
This paper presents the probability density based gradient projection (GP) of the null space of the Jacobian for a 25 degree of freedom bilateral robotic human body model (RHBM). This method was used to predict the inverse kinematics of the RHBM and maximize the similarity between predicted inverse kinematic poses and recorded data of 10 subjects performing(More)
To assist upper extremity amputees with achieving stable grasps of cylindrical tools, this article describes the development and testing of a prosthetic device for recreational kayak paddling. Initial development included participation of a non-amputee expert kayakist. Subsequent testing of the device used a pseudo-prosthesis for testing on a non-amputee(More)
BACKGROUND Microprocessor knees have improved the gait and functional abilities of persons with transfemoral amputation. The Genium prosthetic knee offers an advanced sensor and control system designed to decrease impairment by: allowing greater stance phase flexion, easing transitions between gait phases, and compensating for changes in terrain. The aim of(More)
In order to perform activities of daily living (ADL), a person with an amputation(s) must use a greater than normal range of movement from other anatomical body joints to compensate for the loss of movement caused by the amputation, this is called compensatory motion. By studying the compensatory motion of prosthetic users the mechanics of how they adapt to(More)
The choice of a myoelectric or body-powered upper-limb prosthesis can be determined using factors including control, function, feedback, cosmesis, and rejection. Although body-powered and myoelectric control strategies offer unique functions, many prosthesis users must choose one. A systematic review was conducted to determine differences between(More)
A model of the human upper limb was developed for predicting the motion of the human upper limb while performing activities of daily living. This study focuses on the effect of a joint limit function on the ability of the model to perform human like movements. This measurement was analysed by comparing the modelled joint movements with recorded movements of(More)