Users often abandon myoelectric forearm prostheses because of control issues and lack of feedback. Modern research is often focused on increasing the functionality of new prostheses. Our research focuses on user acceptance. First, we assessed the needs of the user through a workshop and determined a set of functional requirements. We then evaluated current research in myoelectric forearm prosthesis technology using these requirements. Next, we discussed the current state of the art and recommendations for future research directions that would improve both functionality and user acceptance.
Volume 48 Number 6, 2011
Pages 719 — 738
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