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

Introduction

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.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Vincenzo P. Castelli
Full Professor of Mechanics of Machines University of Bologna
Italy


Marco Troncossi
Assistant Professor of Mechanics of Machines University of Bologna
Italy




Contributor(s):
D. Accoto
Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab
Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21
Rome, I-00128
Italy


C.A. Avizzano
Laboratory of PERCeptual RObotics
Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Via Alamanni, 13b
Ghezzano
Pisa, I-56017
Italy


A. Benvenuto
Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab
Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21
Rome, I-00128
Italy


G. Berselli
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Bologna
Viale del Risorgimento, 2
Bologna, I-40136
Italy


M.C. Carrozza
Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Lab
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33
Pisa, I-56127
Italia


G. Cavallo
Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab
Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21
Rome, I-00128
Italy


A.G. Cutti
I.N.A.I.L. Prosthetic Centre
Via Rabuina, 14, Vigorso di Budrio
Bologna, I-40054
Italy


L. Denaro
Department of Neurosurgery
Catholic University
Largo F. Vito, 1
Rome, I-00168
Italy


V. Denaro
Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
University Campus Bio-Medico
Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21
Rome, I-00128
Italy


G. Di Pino
Department of Neurology, Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab
University Campus Bio-Medico, University Campus Bio-Medico
Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21
Rome, I-00128
Italy


F. Ferreri
Department of Neurology
University Campus Bio-Medico
Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21
Rome, I-00128
Italy


A. Frisoli
Laboratory of PERCeptual RObotics
Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Via Alamanni, 13b
Ghezzano
Pisa, I-56017
Italy


E. Gruppioni
I.N.A.I.L. Prosthetic Centre
Via Rabuina, 14, Vigorso di Budrio
Bologna, I-40054
Italy


E. Guglielmelli
Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab
University Campus Bio-Medico
Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21
Rome, I-00128
Italy


L.N. Hermansson
Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Örebro University Hospital
Örebro
SE , 701 85
Sweden


W. Hill
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick
25 Dineen Drive, PO BOX 4400
Fredericton
NB , E3B 5A3
Canada


S. Hubbard
Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation
150 Kilgour Rd
Toronto , M4G 1R8
Canada


B. Jones
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick
25 Dineen Drive, PO BOX 4400
Fredericton
NB , E3B 5A3
Canada


P.J. Kyberd
Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick
25 Dineen Drive, PO BOX 4400
Fredericton
NB , E3B 5A3
Canada


M. Luchetti
Department of Psycology
University of Bologna
Viale Berti Pichat, 5
Bologna, I-40127
Italy


S. Micera
Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Lab
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33 – I-56127 Pisa, Italia
Institute for Automation, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Physikstrasse 3
Zürich, I-8092
Switzerland


A. Murgia
Department of Human Movement Sciences
Maastricht University Medical Centre
PO Box 616
Maastricht
MD, 6200
The Netherlands


I. Parel
I.N.A.I.L. Prosthetic Centre
Via Rabuina, 14 – I-40054 Vigorso di Budrio (Bologna)
Department of Engineering for Industry and Information
University of Trieste, Via Valerio, 10
Trieste, I-34127
Italy


N.C. Rossi
Department of Psycology
University of Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat, 5
Bologna, I-40127
Italy


L. Rossini
Advanced Robotics Technology and Systems Lab
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33
Pisa, I-56127
Italia


P.M. Rossini
Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab
, University Campus Bio-Medico, Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21
IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Via della Pisana 235 – I-00163
Rome, I-00128
Italy


F. Salsedo
Laboratory of PERCeptual RObotics, Institute of Communication
Information and Perception Technologies
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Via Alamanni, 13b
Ghezzano
Pisa, I-56017
Italy


M. Tombini
Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems Lab
University Campus Bio-Medico, Via Álvaro del Portillo, 21
Rome, I-00128
Italy


J.E. Uellendahl
Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics Inc
4445 North 7th Street – Phoenix
Arizona , I-85014
USA


E.N. Uellendahl
New Touch Prosthetics, Inc
East Yolantha Street, 5634, Scottsdale
Arizona, I-85266-5290
USA


G. Vassura
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Bologna
Viale del Risorgimento, 2
Bologna, I-40136
Italy


G. Verni
I.N.A.I.L. Prosthetic Centre
Via Rabuina, 14, Vigorso di Budrio
Bologna, I-40054
Italy


R.F.ff. Weir
Department of Bioengineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus, East 19th Avenue, 12700
Aurora
Colorado, I-80045-2560
USA


A. Zinck
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
University of New Brunswick
25 Dineen Drive, PO BOX 4400
Fredericton
NB , E3B 5A3
Canada




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