Investigation of wrist and hand function for the improvement of upper limb prosthetic device design

Cunha-Matos, C. and Andrés, F.J. and Day, S.J. and Buis, A. (2017) Investigation of wrist and hand function for the improvement of upper limb prosthetic device design. In: ISPO 16th World Congress, 2017-05-08 - 2017-05-11, Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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    Abstract

    The development of upper limb prostheses faces many different challenges. Speciically, improvements in device design are urgently required, together with increased personalisation of devices according to patients’ needs and overall device ease of use and affordability. This investigation is part of a project entitled Anthropomorphic Design for Advanced Manufacturing (ADAM) which aims to develop a new Design System for personalisation of upper limb prosthetics using additive manufacturing technology. Here, a novel procedure for acquiring data on the movement features of the sound and prosthetic upper limb will be presented, as input for those design requirements.