Prosthetic Elbow Joint Essay

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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Feedback Control of a Prosthetic Elbow Joint: Amputation is taken from the Latin terminology ‘amputare’ meaning to cut out .It is basically a removal of a limb due to medical reasons such as diseases, accidents etc . After this an artificial device (Prosthetics) is provided to fulfill all the desirable needs. Prosthesis is an artificial device that replaces a missing body part which may be lost due any traumatic accidents or medical reasons. In the 19th Century hooks and wooden limbs were used as replacement to fulfill the supporting needs to overcome support as well as the psychological effects experienced during time . Prosthetic Arm is a biomedical device consisting of levers, links, and joints in an open or closed system, which is also a combination of electronics. Thus a need for a specified prosthetic which would help in fulfilling the requirements of the patient . Prosthetics also come under different categories with respect to the patient’s demand and desirable need. 1.1.1 Cosmetics Prosthesis: This type of Prosthesis mainly deals with the physical appearance rather than the functional aspect. It is satisfied with skin color of patient. Figure 1.1.1: Cosmetic Prosthesis 1.1.2 Body …show more content…

These designs vary depending upon the intended use of the hand. A variety of different actuation methods have been used. Previous robotic arm designs have focused on the mechanical issues of the construction and operation of the prosthesis. Most prostheses are controlled using methods that are not intuitive, such as using the contraction of muscles of the opposite arm. No project has been identified that investigates the feedback control of prostheses from the body’s neural network, which is a more natural control. This project attempts to lay the foundation for an arm that can mimic the human arm, with an intuitive method of

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