Biomimetical ARM prosthesis: A new proposal

Daniel Proaño-Guevara, Javier Procel-Feijóo, Johnny Zhingre-Balcazar, Luis Serpa-Andrade

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Abstract

In Ecuador, as in the world the most commonly used prostheses are only aesthetic, and the problem with the people that uses them is that they don’t feel fully comfortable and independent with their activities, so in looking for solving this problem, researchers have designed different active prostheses but as the technology advances, these equipment gets more complex, heavy and expensive, so the people who need them doesn’t feel acceptance. The goal of this and the further investigations is development of a new design that can properly integrate the top technologies in a skeletal design which makes natural movements and will improve the quality of life of the people who uses it. This paper analyses the different designs on the available prosthesis and extract from them the best characteristics of the upper limb prostheses design.

Translated title of the contributionPrótesis biomiméticas ARM: Una nueva propuesta
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetical arm prosthesis: A new proposal
EditorsVincent Duffy, Nancy Lightner
Pages549-558
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319604824
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume590
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Country/TerritoryGermany
Period1/01/15 → …

Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Bionics
  • Powered prosthesis
  • Transhumeral prosthesis

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