For people with neuromuscular disorders, spinal
cord injury, stroke, or other conditions affecting the
arm function, it is a challenge to eat independently or
to brush their teeth. Dynamic arm supports can help
people do these activities. The perceived functional
benefit of these devices was assessed in this study.
Results show that people with limited functional
abilities benefited most and that benefits and use differ
widely among subjects. It is therefore essential
that selection of a dynamic arm support be made on
an individual level, considering the functional abilities,
needs, and environment of the end-user.
Volume 53 Number 6, 2017
Pages 1139 — 1150
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