Development of a 5 DOF prosthetic arm for above elbow amputees

Subrata Kumar Kundu, Kazuo Kiguchi

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Abstract

Recent progress in biomechatronics technology brings a lot of benefit to increase the mobility of above elbow (AE) amputees in their daily life activities. A prosthetic arm is used to compensate for the lost functions of the AE amputees absent arm. A number of commercial prosthetic arm have been developed since last few decades. However, many amputees have not used them due to the discrepancy between their expectations and the reality. One of the main factors that cause the loss of interest in current commercial prosthetic arm is the lack of desired DOF (degree of freedom) that results unnatural arm motion. In this paper, a 5 DOF externally powered prosthetic arm for AE amputees is proposed to increase their mobility in daily life activities. The proposed prosthesis is designed to generate natural human like arm motion while performing a daily life task. This paper summarizes the design and controllability of the proposed prosthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2008
Pages207-212
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2008 - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: Aug 5 2008Aug 8 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2008 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2008
CountryJapan
CityTakamatsu
Period8/5/088/8/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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