Editors: Vincenzo P. Castelli, Marco Troncossi

Grasping the Future: Advances in Powered Upper Limb Prosthetics

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-438-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-439-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080543981120101


The technological level of upper limb prostheses has always been fairly poor so far if compared with that of other analogous systems (e.g. lower limb prostheses, assistive robots). However, there is no doubt that in the recent years the upper limb research stimulated the most exciting developments in prosthetic technology. Indeed, new terminal devices and novel articulations for the artificial arm have been recently proposed, and the control hardware, software and firmware are in continuous progress for the implementation of effective control options for the wearers as well as for an easier management of the electronic boards. Also the clinical treatment of the patients is significantly improving. This e-book illustrates significant milestones reached by the scientists in prosthetic research considering both technical issues and clinical features, and also sheds lights on new trends and future developments of this field.


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Michael Goldfarb
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Vincenzo Parenti Castelli and Marco Troncossi
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List of Contributors

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Vincenzo Parenti Castelli and Marco Troncossi
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The Design of Advanced Prosthetic Limb Systems

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R.F.ff. Weir
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Experience Fitting Partial Hand Prostheses with Externally Powered Fingers

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J.E. Uellendahl and E.N. Uellendahl
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In Human Implant of Intraneural Multielectrodes for Controlling a 5-Fingered Hand Prosthesis and Delivering Sensorial Feedback

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G. Di Pino, A. Benvenuto, G. Cavallo, L. Denaro, V. Denaro, F. Ferreri, L. Rossini, M. Tombini, D. Accoto, M.C. Carrozza, S. Micera, E. Guglielmelli and P.M. Rossini
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Introduction to Assessment

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P. J. Kyberd, W. Hill, L.N. Hermansson, S. Hubbard, A. Zinck, B. Jones and A. Murgia
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The Psychosocial and Biomechanical Assessment of Amputees Fitted with Commercial Multi-grip Prosthetic Hands

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A.G. Cutti, I. Parel, M. Luchetti, E. Gruppioni, N.C. Rossi and G. Verni
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Design Solutions and Methods for Robotic Hands that Can Help Prosthetic Hands Development

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G. Berselli and G. Vassura
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Haptic devices for the simulation of upper limb in Virtual Reality

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M. Bergamasco, A. Frisoli, C. A. Avizzano and F. Salsedo
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