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Ann Ramos Gravagne
05-09-2000, 06:18 AM
Dear subscribers,
I am a robotics doctoral student interested in simulating dynamic
motion of
upper limb prosthetic/arm systems. Ideally, I would like to produce a
investigating both body powered and myoelectric systems. In order to do
so, I
need information on the masses, moments of inertia, and centers of
gravity of a
variety of upper limb prosthetic systems.

Also, I would like to pose the following questions to the group:
In fitting an upper limb prosthesis, does the center of gravity of the
arm/prosthesis system play a direct role in which components are used
for a
given client?
Do you have clients, such as children or athletes, who are active in
requiring extensive use of their prosthesis? Other than wear, what
has this presented?

Finally, I'm aware of work examining the inertial characteristics of
extremity prostheses and optimizing these for walking. Does something
exist for upper extremity tasks?

I look forward to any help that you can provide.



Ann Ramos Gravagne
Research Assistant Phone: (864) 656-7956
Electrical Engineering Fax: (864) 656-7220
Clemson University

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