Presenter Information

Jose Garcia

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Advances, Prosthetics, Arm

Abstract

Throughout time, many people have been able to build, create, and do amazing things with their arms and legs. However, those who have lost limbs at birth or through an event in their life sometimes have a harder time being as accomplished as others. While some people without limbs have had a harder life, some have been able to accomplish what others with a normal physiology can by the use of prosthetics. This presentation will focus on the advances of prosthetics, the benefits for the user, and their future development. The main focus will be on prosthetic arms and their capabilities and movement processes for the user. Two types of prosthetic arms will be explored in this presentation. The first type of prosthetic arm explored will be made of ABS plastic, PLA, polyamide (nylon), and several other different types of materials, depending on the needs of the patient. Another further sophisticated prosthetic arm examined is made of carbon fiber or pylon with circuits for the more advanced material to give the user better movement capabilities.

Poster Number

12

Faculty Mentor(s)

Roger Beardsley

Department/Program

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

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May 21st, 2:30 PM May 21st, 5:00 PM

The Advances in Prosthetics

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Throughout time, many people have been able to build, create, and do amazing things with their arms and legs. However, those who have lost limbs at birth or through an event in their life sometimes have a harder time being as accomplished as others. While some people without limbs have had a harder life, some have been able to accomplish what others with a normal physiology can by the use of prosthetics. This presentation will focus on the advances of prosthetics, the benefits for the user, and their future development. The main focus will be on prosthetic arms and their capabilities and movement processes for the user. Two types of prosthetic arms will be explored in this presentation. The first type of prosthetic arm explored will be made of ABS plastic, PLA, polyamide (nylon), and several other different types of materials, depending on the needs of the patient. Another further sophisticated prosthetic arm examined is made of carbon fiber or pylon with circuits for the more advanced material to give the user better movement capabilities.