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Two-degree-of-freedom powered prosthetic wrist

Peter J. Kyberd, PhD, et al.

Figure 4. Second-generation two-axis wrist with Otto Bock transcarpal hand (Otto Bock HealthCare; Duderstadt, Germany) mounted on distal end for comparison with conventional size 7 3/4 hand. Pronation axes are aligned.

Two versions of a novel compact wrist design were built and tested. The device design flexes and extends, rotates at the same point on the arm, and fits within the hand, taking up little space in the forearm. It was tested with a single-prosthesis user in the laboratory. A controller that uses the patterns of activity in the forearm muscles was employed to allow the user to control the wrist.

Volume 48 Number 6, 2011
   Pages 609 — 618

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Kyberd PJ, Lemaire ED, Scheme E, MacPhail C, Goudreau L, Bush G , Brookeshaw M. Two-degree-of-freedom powered prosthetic wrist. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(6): 609-18.

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