POWERED MEDICAL MANIPULATOR FOR THE HIGH SPINAL CORD INJURED PERSON.

W. Seamone, G. Schmeisser

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Abstract

A powered medical manipulator has been designed as an assistive device for persons with high-level spinal cord injuries. This mobile machine has been integrated into a work table arrangement to provide limited independence to the user for selected vocational, avocational, and personal tasks. Results from limited clinical testing over a two-year period have demonstrated that such individuals can control such a device and actually accomplish useful tasks. Advanced development of a manipulator model incorporating a microprocessor controller should further reduce the patient input work load and further enhance its capability to carry out additional tasks. This work is continuing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
Issue number77 -WA/Bio-13
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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