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Control of Prosthetic Hands: Challenges and emerging avenues

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Editor: Kianoush Nazarpour 1
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Publication Year: 2020

This edited book brings together research from laboratories across the world, in order to offer a global perspective on advances in prosthetic hand control. State-of-the-art control of prosthetics in the laboratory and clinical spaces are presented and the challenges discussed, and the effect of user training on control of prosthetics to evaluate the translational efficacy and value for the end-user is highlighted. The book begins with a chapter introducing the fundamental principles, engineering challenges and control solutions for prosthetic hands. Further chapters address methods to design bespoke sockets, magnetomyography, implantable technologies for closed-loop control of prostheses, direct neural control of prostheses via nerve implants as well as user-prosthesis co-adaptation, and two chapters on prosthetics for children. The book concludes with a chapter by Dr Nazarpour on the future of myoelectric prosthetics control, with particular focus on the successful translation of research advances into real clinical gains. The book is essential reading for anyone involved in research or undertaking advanced courses in prosthetic design and control. It provides an in-depth exploration of this rewarding topic, by exploring technologies with the potential to improve the quality of life of upper-limb prosthetic users.

Inspec keywords: dexterous manipulators; biomagnetism; surgery; closed loop systems; paediatrics; grippers; prosthetics; electromyography

Other keywords: nerve implants; direct neural control; surgery; child prosthetics; user-prosthesis coadaptation; clinical evaluation methods; amputee residual limb pain management; soft grippers; bespoke socket design; prosthetic hand control; implantable technologies; magnetomyography; myoelectric prosthetics control; closed-loop control; transradial upper limb prosthesis

Subjects: Monographs, and collections; Biomagnetism; General electrical engineering topics; Biomagnetic signals; Bioelectric signals; Prosthetics and other practical applications; General and management topics; Manipulators; Patient care and treatment; Prosthetic and orthotic control systems; Prosthetics and orthotics; Electrodiagnostics and other electrical measurement techniques

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