Search for dissertations about: "Hand prosthesis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words Hand prosthesis.

  1. 1. Towards a tactile artifical hand

    Author : Ulrika Wijk; Malmö Handkirurgi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; amputation; upper limb; phantom hand map; sensory feedback; referred sensation; hand prosthesis; body ownership; tactile sensation;

    Abstract : Amputation of a hand is a life-changing event, and the loss of motor and sensory functions leads to disability and has devastating effects on the individual. What is normally performed using two hands must be solved with only one, and the loss also affects body balance and body posture. READ MORE

  2. 2. Myoelectric Control for Hand Prostheses

    Author : Fredrik Sebelius; Avdelningen för Biomedicinsk teknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Mät- och instrumenteringsteknik; Care and help to handicapped; Handikappade; vård och rehabilitering; Instrumentation technology; Virtual; Recognition; Real time; On-line learning; Myoelectric; Hand prosthesis; EMG; ANN; Artificial hands;

    Abstract : An investigation of improvements of myoelectric prostheses has been undertaken. The primary aims of this thesis were (1) to generate an accurate prediction of as many hand movement as possible, (2) to produce a training setup for subjects allowing intuitive and instant control over multiple movements, and (3) to reduce the training cycle for the control system to a maximum of a couple of minutes to enable optimizations, e. READ MORE

  3. 3. Social Construction of Technical Aids - Personal Meaning and Interactional Effects of Disability and Assistive Devices in Everyday Life

    Author : Oskar Krantz; Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Legislation; Hand prosthesis; Gender; Dysmelia; Disability; Congenital Limb Deficiency; Body-image; Active ultra lightweight rigid frame wheelchair; Assistive device; Needs; Upper Limb Reduction Deficiency; Self-image; Regulation; Prescription; Useworthiness;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns the role of disability and assistive devices in everyday life among persons with, for instance, impairments related to mobility (e.g. wheelchair users) and bodily shape and configuration (e.g. READ MORE

  4. 4. On sensory feedback in hand prostheses

    Author : Christian Antfolk; Avdelningen för Biomedicinsk teknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Prosthetic hands; sensory feedback.;

    Abstract : Amputation of the hand implies the loss of the ability to grasp and the ability to "feel". The grasping function can be primitively restored using an active prosthesis. Multi­articulating electrically powered hands have recently made their way to the market and these hands provide enhanced grasping and gripping capabilities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Upper limb reduction deficiencies in Swedish children : classification, prevalence and function with myoelectric prostheses

    Author : Liselotte M. N. Hermansson; Ann-Christine Eliasson; Ann Nachemson; Liselotte Hermansson; Karolinska institutet Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; children; upper limb; deficiency; register validation; scoliosis; arm prosthesis; measurement; occupational therapy; psychopathology; depression; Medicine; Medicin; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Children; upper limb; deficiency; register validation; scoliosis; arm prosthesis; measurement; occupational therapy; psychopathology; depression;

    Abstract : Upper limb reduction deficiency (ULRD) is a rare condition that has been known ever since the 6th century B.C. This is a lifelong deficiency which in an afflicted child can lead to practical limitations, social restrictions and physical problems. READ MORE