Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Hoffman, Allen H.

Abstract

Current methods of prosthesis attachment for those with trans-humeral amputations fail to balance load bearing capability with freedom of movement. This design increases axial and torsional load bearing capability of the prosthesis (to 60 pounds and 12 foot-pounds, respectively) without limiting the range of motion in the shoulder needed to perform activities of daily living. This is accomplished via a harness system, an exoskeletal shoulder joint, and an arm interface that links the prosthesis to the device.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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