prehensor


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prehensor

(prɪˈhɛnsə)
n
(Anatomy) a part that grasps
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Noun1.prehensor - the anterior pair of legs of a centipede that are modified to seize prey and inject venom from the toxicognaths
leg - a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion
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Desmopan aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) was selected by TRS for use on the gripping surface of its high-performance Grip 3 prosthetic prehensor (hand).
The funds will be used to conduct clinical research with upper-extremity amputees to demonstrate that PhysioNetics' Vari-Pinch Prehensor (V2P) reduces cumulative injury and overuse syndrome among users.
Childress and his laboratory developed many important rehabilitation technologies, including the first self-contained electromyography-controlled prosthetic arm, the sip-and-puff wheelchair controller, and the synergetic prehensor.
Several groups have tried to design a body-powered prehensor that provides both VO and VC modes.
Finally, we perform a pilot study in which persons (five with intact arm and two with amputation) performed the SHAP with this TD using four prehensor configurations: VO or VC (assigned in random order), the alternative mode, the mode they preferred for the task (VO or VC), and the non-preferred mode.
One of the main causes of abandonment is the limited function of the prehensor [9], especially when compared with an intact contralateral hand.
When we would add a cosmetic covering to such a device, this would considerably increase the total required work of the prehensor.
Pioneering work by Dudley Childress on synergetic prehension [27] led to the development of multiple upper-limb prosthetic devices, including the Hosmer Synergetic Prehensor and the Otto Bock Electrohand for Children.
Comparison of three myoelectrically controlled prehensors and the voluntary-opening split hook.
a Pittsburgh company dedicated to the design of body-powered prosthetic devices, has announced "new generation of prosthetic prehensors (hands).
html), to the simple, such as manual wheelchairs or mechanical hook prehensors.