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Use of two-axis joystick for control of externally powered shoulder disarticulation prostheses

Robert D. Lipschutz BSME, CP, et al.


Figure 2. (a) Diagram of setup for capturing shoulder movement using two-axis joystick and shoulder cap. (b) Close-up of joystick and shoulder cap attached to prosthetic socket.

Throughout history, individuals have sustained amputations from war and internal conflict. Even with modern artificial limbs, restoring function to those who have had high-level, upper-limb amputations is very difficult. One of the challenges for these individuals is finding a method for controlling electrically driven prostheses. By using remaining shoulder movements, these individuals can engage with electromechanical controls that operate the artificial limb. This research explores a new method by which users may more easily use their remaining shoulder movements to operate the prosthesis.

Volume 48 Number 6, 2011
   Pages 661 — 668


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Lipschutz RD, Lock B, Sensinger J, Schultz AE, Kuiken TA. Use of two-axis joystick for control of externally powered shoulder disarticulation prostheses. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(6):661-68.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.04.0072
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