Fucntional modification of upper limb prosthesis for below elbow congential deficiencies

Satyam Chaturvedi, Amartya Gupta, Anil K. Bhat, Harish Kumar Kamat

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Abstract

Prosthetics are some of the most common and oldest biomechanical devices in use. Upper limb prosthetic used in Congenital Hand differences, which are deficiencies that occur from birth, play a vital role in the functional capabilities of affected individuals. Desirable properties of the prosthetics include, appearance and aesthetics, comfort, and functionality. In this study, a 3D printed prosthesis with a desirable appearance and comfort was used to implement functional modifications to the device. The modifications implemented are that of dorsiflexion and an increase in thumb mobility to the existing device. These modifications are required to make the prosthetic biomechanically accurate in its function and increase its utility to the patient. The changes are designed into the prosthetic and the model is 3D printed to create a device that serves as a proof of concept. The results show that the changes made meet the project objectives. This leaves validation through a clinical study on patients as a future objective. Once this is done, the device can be released to the online community to be used and improved on a global scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on "Biomedical Innovations and Applications", BIA 2019
EditorsValentina Markova, Todor Ganchev
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728147543
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-2019
Event2019 International Conference on Biomedical Innovations and Applications, BIA 2019 - Varna, Bulgaria
Duration: 08-11-201909-11-2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on "Biomedical Innovations and Applications", BIA 2019

Conference

Conference2019 International Conference on Biomedical Innovations and Applications, BIA 2019
CountryBulgaria
CityVarna
Period08-11-1909-11-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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