6A: Upper-Limb Prosthetics | O&P Virtual Library
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UPPER LIMB PROSTHETICS - ACTIVE CARE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC
Compared to a traditional body-powered prosthesis, a myoelectric-controlled arm provides greater comfort, more range of motion, a larger functional area, and a more natural appearance. It may, however, cost and weigh more.
Body-powered prosthetics — Ottobock Canada
Hybrid prostheses, which combine both myoelectric-controlled and body-powered components, is another option. A hybrid prosthesis may include a hand and wrist controlled that are myoelectrically along with an elbow that is controlled by a harness and cables worn on the torso and controlled by shoulder movements.
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