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Superior Prosthetic Member Based on Assistive Technologies

  • Sorin Curea
  • Oana GemanEmail author
  • Iuliana Chiuchisan
  • Valentina Balas
  • Guojun Wang
  • Muhammad Arif
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1122)

Abstract

Assistive Technology (AT) is a concept that refers to devices and services that can offset the functional limitations of people with disabilities and can facilitate their independent lives. Assistive Technology refers to products and services for those needs that are specific to people with disabilities, elderly and those with chronic diseases. AT allows these people to more in daily life and supports their independent life. In this paper, we propose the theoretical and practical approach to the use of AT instruments for a patient with the arm prosthesis. From communication to mobility, without forgetting devices that help the patient in daily activities, AT is a field of opportunities based on assistive equipment as solutions for social inclusion, health monitoring, and the life quality of the patients. Some of the objectives of this paper are: miniaturization of a bionic prosthesis, characteristic of the specific needs of the patient; the inclusion of sensors assigned to the prosthesis, by which the motion control is made, according to the interpretations the analysis of the sensors and the adaptation of prosthesis through the use of the assistive technologies.

Keywords

Disabilities Prosthetic hand Assistive Technologies 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was supported from the project GUSV – “Intelligent Techniques for Medical Applications using Sensor Networks”, Project No. 10BM/2018, financed by UEFISCDI, Romania under the PNIII framework.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sorin Curea
    • 1
  • Oana Geman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Iuliana Chiuchisan
    • 1
  • Valentina Balas
    • 2
  • Guojun Wang
    • 3
  • Muhammad Arif
    • 3
  1. 1.Stefan cel Mare UniversitySuceavaRomania
  2. 2.Aurel Vlaicu UniversityAradRomania
  3. 3.Guangzhou UniversityGuangzhouChina

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