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Reimagining prosthetic control: a novel body-powered prosthetic system for simultaneous control and actuation

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Globally, the most popular upper-limb prostheses are powered by the human body. For body-powered (BP) upper-limb prostheses, control is provided by changing the tension of (Bowden) cables to open or close the terminal device. This technology has been around for centuries, and very few BP alternatives have been presented since. This paper introduces a new BP paradigm that can overcome certain limitations of the current cabled systems, such as a restricted operation space and user discomfort ca...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3390/prosthesis4030032

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-7306-2630
Publisher:
MDPI
Journal:
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Volume:
4
Issue:
3
Pages:
394-413
Publication date:
2022-07-29
Acceptance date:
2022-07-04
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EISSN:
2673-1592
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1282419
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pubs:1282419
Deposit date:
2022-11-03

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