Control of Prosthetic Hands: Challenges and emerging avenues

Control of Prosthetic Hands: Challenges and emerging avenues

by Kianoush Nazarpour (Editor)


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on January 26, 2021


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785619847
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication date: 01/26/2021
Series: Healthcare Technologies Series
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kianoush Nazarpour is a Reader in Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering at Newcastle University, UK. He is a senior member of the IEEE. Dr Nazarpour is on the editorial board of the journal Medical Engineering and Physics. His research interests are in AI and intelligent sensing related to biomedicine.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Control of Prosthetic Hands
  • Chapter 2: Methods to Design Bespoke Sockets
  • Chapter 3: Method for Clinical Evaluation
  • Chapter 4: Magnetomyography
  • Chapter 5: Implantable technologies for closed-loop control of prosthesis
  • Chapter 6: Direct Neural Control of Prostheses via Nerve Implants
  • Chapter 7: Surgical considerations for advanced prosthetic control and residual limb pain management in amputees
  • Chapter 8: User-Prosthesis Co-Adaptation
  • Chapter 9: Child Prosthetics - A perspective
  • Chapter 10: Design and Development of Transradial Upper Limb Prosthesis for Children with Soft Grippers
  • Chapter 11: The future of myoelectric prosthetics control

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