Grasping the Future: Advances in Powered Upper Limb Prosthetics

The Design of Advanced Prosthetic Limb Systems

Author(s): R.F.ff. Weir

Pp: 3-14 (12)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805439811201010003


In the USA there have been many initiatives to develop advanced arm/hand prostheses in the light of the casualties seen in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this chapter the issues involved in some of these designs is presented as well as an overview of some of the more high profile prosthetic system development efforts.

Keywords: Prosthetics, Upper-extremity, Myoelectric, Amputation, Neural Interface, Decoders

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