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Upper limb control options for externally powered components

Upper limb control options for externally powered components

Kyberd, Peter ORCID: 0000-0001-9022-6748, Bush, Greg and Hussaini, Ali (2016) Upper limb control options for externally powered components. In: Krajbich, J. I., Pinzur, M. S., Potter, P. M. and Stevens, P. M., (eds.) Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiencies. General Orthopaedics . American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois, USA. ISBN 9781625524379

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The control of externally powered arm prostheses requires inputs from the body to be converted into electrical signals that can be interpreted by an electronic controller. The role of the clinical team is to match the control strategy of the prosthesis to the capabilities and needs of the individual user. There are many types of input forms (electromyography, linear potentiometers, force-sensing resistors and servos) and many types of control strategies (single-site, dual-site, and switching) available to meet the individualized needs of prosthesis users. Newer forms of input and control, such as implantable electrodes and the recognition of patterns of muscle activity, have the potential to expand the capabilities of computer-based controllers.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Upper Limb prosthetics, Control, Input, Electromyography
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:14

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