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