Ault, Holly Keyes
Hoffman, Allen H.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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