Data on Prostheses Discussed by Researchers at University of Malaya (Development and performance of a new prosthesis system using ultrasonic sensor for wrist movements: a preliminary study)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Data detailed on Prostheses have been presented. According to news reporting from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The design and performance of a new development prosthesis system known as biomechatronics wrist prosthesis is presented in this paper. The prosthesis system was implemented by replacing the Bowden tension cable of body powered prosthesis system using two ultrasonic sensors, two servo motors and microcontroller inside the prosthesis hand for transradial user."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Malaya, "The system components and hand prototypes involve the anthropometry, CAD design and prototyping, biomechatronics engineering together with the prosthetics. The modeler construction of the system develop allows the ultrasonic sensors that are placed on the shoulder to generate the wrist movement of the prosthesis. The kinematics of wrist movement, which are the pronation/supination and flexion/extension were tested using the motion analysis and general motion of human hand were compared. The study also evaluated the require degree of detection for the input of the ultrasonic sensor to generate the wrist movements. The values collected by the vicon motion analysis for biomechatronics prosthesis system were reliable to do the common tasks in daily life. The degree of the head needed to bend to give the full input wave was about 45°-55° of rotation or about 14 cm-16 cm. The biomechatronics wrist prosthesis gave higher degree of rotation to do the daily tasks but did not achieve the maximum degree of rotation."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The new development of using sensor and actuator in generating the wrist movements will be interesting for used list in medicine, robotics technology, rehabilitations, prosthetics and orthotics."
For more information on this research see: Development and performance of a new prosthesis system using ultrasonic sensor for wrist movements: a preliminary study. Biomedical Engineering Online, 2014;13():49. (BioMed Central - www.biomedcentral.com/; Biomedical Engineering Online - www.biomedical-engineering-online.com)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N.A. Abd Razak, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia. Additional authors for this research include N.A. Abu Osman, H. Gholizadeh and S. Ali (see also Prostheses).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Malaysia, Prostheses, Prosthetics, Kuala Lumpur, Medical Devices.
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