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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