Simulation of the Dynamics of the Human Amputated ArmBy Mizrahi, Joseph, D.Sc.; Maimon, Yair, B.Sc. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Technicon-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.; Rehabilitation R & D Progress Reports, 1995, Vol. 33
(Pages: 10) Publication Date: June, 1996
The authors report on their work in modeling of simulation of the dynamics of the human amputated arm. The upper limb is modeled as a two-bar linkage moving in the vertical plane of the scapula. Data on elbow kinematics, muscle tension histories, muscle-length tension, and velocity-tension relationships and joint forces were recorded for different activation modes of the muscles. Their results suggest that whenever possible, reinsertion of ruptured tendons of the biceps brachii, and the brachials more distally to the location of their tuberosities should be beneficial.
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