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Design and evaluation of voluntary opening and voluntary closing prosthetic terminal device

Jon W. Sensinger, PhD, PEng, et al.

The majority of veterans with an upper-limb amputation use body-powered prostheses rather than myoelectric prostheses. Conventional body-powered prehensors may be controlled by either voluntarily opening or closing the device. This study proposed a new design that can switch between voluntary opening and closing. It describes the design and performance of the device and found that subjects performed better on a standardized outcome test when they could choose between modes. These results will help guide the development of future devices.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.03.0087

Volume 52 Number 1, 2015
   Pages 63 — 76


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Sensinger JW, Lipsey J, Thomas A, Turner K. Design and evaluation of voluntary opening and voluntary closing prosthetic terminal device. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(1):63???76.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.03.0087
ResearcherID: Jon W. Sensinger, PhD, PEng: C-5012-2014; Ashley Thomas: C-1277-2015; Kristi Turner, OTR: C-1305-2015
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