Document Type

Other

Publication Date

5-1-2007

Keywords

atrc, assistive, technology, resource, center, amputation, prosthetic, prosthetics, mount, design, mounting, trans, humeral, transhumeral, trans-humeral, prosthesis

Abstract

High load activities are difficult for trans-humeral amputees due to inadequate mounting methods. The goal of this project was to design, analyze, and manufacture an upper arm exoskeleton for trans-humeral prostheses to allow one to perform high load activities. The prosthesis attachment connects the prosthetic limb to the mechanism transferring loads to a custom vest. Tests have been formulated to confirm functionality of the design. From those tests and problems encountered throughout the design process, recommendations have been made.

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