Kinematic comparison of the wrist movements that are possible with a biomechatronics wrist prosthesis and a body-powered prosthesis: a preliminary study

Abd Razak, N.A. and Abu Osman, Noor Azuan and Wan Abas, Wan Abu Bakar (2013) Kinematic comparison of the wrist movements that are possible with a biomechatronics wrist prosthesis and a body-powered prosthesis: a preliminary study. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 8 (3). pp. 255-260. ISSN 1748-3107

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Abstract

Purpose: This study examined the kinematic differences between a body-powered prosthesis and a biomechatronics prosthesis as a transradial amputee performed activities that involve flexion/extension and supination/pronation of the wrist. Method: The subject's wrist movements were calculated and compared as he completed a wrist range of motion test involving simulated flexion/extension and supination/pronation. Results: The results revealed that, under the test conditions, the body-powered prosthesis limits an individual's ability to complete four different tasks of wrist movement especially when it comes to complete the supination/pronation movement. Conversely, while using biomechatronics wrist prosthesis, the user was able to compensate for limited wrist motion through an ability to achieve a greater range of wrist movement. Conclusions: The biomechatronics wrist prosthesis provides a greater degree of freedom of wrist flexion/extension and supination/pronation movements. Implications for Rehabilitation Body powered prosthesis for transradial amputees involved the wrist movement that focus on flexion/extension and supination/pronation. The biomechatronics wrist prosthesis is a combination of controller that controlled the servo motor at the wrist. The biomechatronics wrist prosthesis provides a greater degree of freedom of wrist flexion/extension and supination/pronation movements compare to the body powered prosthesis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Abd Razak, N A Abu Osman, N A Wan Abas, W A B eng Case Reports Comparative Study Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't England 2012/07/27 06:00 Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2013 May;8(3):255-60. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2012.704654. Epub 2012 Jul 25.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Motion analysis, Transradial prostheses, Upper extremity, arm, arm malformation, article, case report, comparative study, human, joint characteristics and functions, limb prosthesis, male, middle aged, pathophysiology, physiology, prosthesis, wrist, Artificial Limbs, Humans, Prosthesis Design, Range of Motion, Articular, Upper Extremity Deformities, Congenital, Wrist Joint.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 07:53
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9525

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