Design and development of a novel 3D-printed non-metallic self-locking prosthetic arm for a forequarter amputation.

  title={Design and development of a novel 3D-printed non-metallic self-locking prosthetic arm for a forequarter amputation.},
  author={Trevor Binedell and Eugene Meng and Karupppasamy Subburaj},
  journal={Prosthetics and orthotics international},
BACKGROUND Upper limb, in particular forequarter amputations, require highly customised devices that are often expensive and underutilised. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to design and develop a comfortable 3D-printed cosmetic forequarter prosthetic device, which was lightweight, cool to wear, had an elbow that could lock, matched the appearance of the contralateral arm and was completely free of metal for a specific user's needs. STUDY DESIGN Device design. TECHNIQUE An… 

Cross-Cultural Validation of Quebec User Satisfaction with Assistive Technology 2.0 for Spanish Population (QUEST-2.0 ES)

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The development of a low-cost three-dimensional printed shoulder, arm, and hand prostheses for children

An inexpensive three-dimensional printed mechanical shoulder prosthesis to assist a pre-selected subject in performing bi-manual activities and can be used as a transitional device in preparation for a more sophisticated shoulder prosthetic.

3D-printed upper limb prostheses: a review

The benefits and drawbacks of 3D-printed devices will be identified to enable improvement of current devices based on the demands of prostheses users and to provide information about the general, mechanical and kinematic specifications of all the devices and about the3D-printing technology used to print the hands.

Lower-Limb Prosthetic Technologies in the Developing World: A Review of Literature from 1994–2010

  • J. Andrysek
  • Medicine
    Prosthetics and orthotics international
  • 2010
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Evaluation of prosthetic usage in upper limb amputees

No significant difference was found between prosthesis type and the correlation to stump problems, and the above-elbow amputees, with dominant hand amputation, who used functional prosthesis (body-powered), achieved the best functional outcome and result.

Prosthetic usage in major upper extremity amputations.

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Validity and reliability of a novel 3D scanner for assessment of the shape and volume of amputees’ residual limb models

The Artec Eva scanner is a valid and reliable method for assessing residual limb model shapes and volumes and has the potential to quantify shape and volume fluctuations with greater resolution.

Pediatric Unilateral Below-Elbow Amputees: Retrospective Analysis of 34 Patients Given Multiple Prosthetic Options

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Upper limb prosthesis use and abandonment: A survey of the last 25 years

This review presents an analytical and comparative survey of upper limb prosthesis acceptance and abandonment as documented over the past 25 years, detailing areas of consumer dissatisfaction and