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Research Article  |   November 1981
Training Program for a Myo-Electrically Controlled Prosthesis with Sensory Feedback System
Author Affiliations
  • Patricia J. Agnew, M.B.A.O.T., Dip.O.T. (Wits), is a Lecturer in the Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane 4067, Australia
  • Gerald F. Shannon, Ph.D., is a Reader in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane 4067, Australia
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Research Article   |   November 1981
Training Program for a Myo-Electrically Controlled Prosthesis with Sensory Feedback System
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1981, Vol. 35, 722-727. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.11.722
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1981, Vol. 35, 722-727. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.11.722
Abstract

A myo-electrically controlled prosthesis that incorporates a sensory feedback mechanism to provide the wearer with a sense of touch or gripping force in the prosthetic hand was developed for patients with below-elbow amputations. A training protocol was established in which patients were taught to produce myo-electric control signals and to interpret the sensory feedback. The protocol includes functional training in daily living skills. The experiences of four patients trained with these limbs are described.