A myoelectrically controlled powered wrist-hand orthosis was developed for an individual with a unilateral brachial plexus injury. The lightweight orthosis, which incorporated supracondylar suspension, provided up to 14 lbs. of pinch force and had a closure time of one second. The device also offered the individual added independence during selected two-handed activities.
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