Accession Number : AD0701887

Title :   SPOT CHECK AND LABORATORY TESTS OF USAMBRL ELECTROMECHANICAL ELBOWS FOR LARGE SCALE CLINICAL EVALUATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY MEDICAL BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hodge,John W.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Twenty-four electromechanical elbows fabricated for a large-scale clinical evaluation were checked for functionality with two of the units being given a complete laboratory evaluation. The laboratory evaluation revealed that these units would not sustain the required 25 pounds, ten inches out from the elbow center. The brass screws which stabilize the gear sector were changed. This produced a noticeable improvement. Other areas in the evaluation were at an acceptable level of performance. Finally, all elbows were functional and considered acceptable for the clinical evaluation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTIFICIAL LIMBS, EFFICIENCY), ELECTROMECHANICAL CONVERTERS, PROSTHETICS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE