Shoulder Harnesses

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PeterBinkley
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Shoulder Harnesses

Postby PeterBinkley » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:17 am

We have some elbow-driven devices, but users may have more success with a shoulder harness. Here's a thread for a discussion of shoulder harnesses. Please include pictures and instructions when possible.

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Re: Shoulder Harnesses

Postby PeterBinkley » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:18 am

Here's a link to a couple shoulder harnesses, just to give you an idea. Can we have some images of harnesses being worn and used?
http://www.ottobock.com.tr/en/prostheti ... 1-21a36-1/

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Skip Meetze
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Re: Shoulder Harnesses

Postby Skip Meetze » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:55 am

Textbook:
Harness Patterns for Upper-Extremity Prostheses

link: http://www.oandplibrary.org/al/1955_03_026.asp
PDF on drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VhDq ... sp=sharing

videos that I found to be informative:
Prosthetic Options: Body Powered Prosthetic Hook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii7ByNe5SiM

Prosthetic Arm Tip #1: Holding a Knife
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR3bst7uSzI

Prosthetic Arm Tip #2: Tying a Shoe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXgtJBce0H4

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Re: Shoulder Harnesses

Postby joecross » Fri May 22, 2015 2:44 pm

I have a recipient here in Hungary that would need a shoulder-driven device. Has there been any progress on adapting one of our designs for this purpose?

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Re: Shoulder Harnesses

Postby PeterBinkley » Tue May 26, 2015 10:06 am

Yes Joe, I'm working on a shoulder-powered device I'm calling the Eagle Arm. I'm starting a new thread in R&D.

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Skip Meetze
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Re: Shoulder Harnesses

Postby Skip Meetze » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:07 am

Another excellent TEXTBOOK on harness design and function (shared by Jeff Erenstone):
Upper­Limb Prosthetics: Harnessing and Controls for
Body­Powered Devices Charles M. Fryer, B.S., M.S.

Link: http://www.oandplibrary.org/alp/chap06-02.asp
PDF on drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3VhDq ... sp=sharing


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