Objectives and technological approach to the development of the multifunctional MANUS upper limb prosthesis

Jose L Pons*, R. Ceres, E. Rocon, D. Reynaerts, B. Saro, S. Levin, W. Van Moorleghem

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Abstract

The design of multifunctional upper limb prosthetics has been investigated in recent years. In 1998, the MANUS consortium was set up on the basis of multidisciplinary skills of the partners in order to provide a global approach to the problem of upper limb prosthetics. In the framework of this approach, the consortium addressed the development of appropriate hand mechanics, the analysis and implementation of control electronics, the development of advanced control strategies and the implementation of broad band command interfaces based on EMG. As a result, the prototype of a multifunctional prosthesis was developed, integrated and clinically evaluated. This paper describes the objectives, technological approach and results of the MANUS prosthesis prototype.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-310
Number of pages10
JournalRobotica
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005

Keywords

  • MANUS
  • Multifunctional
  • Prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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