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TPDULL 2014Special Session on Technology for People with Disorders of the Upper an the Lower Limbs
Chair(s): Rahamim Seliktar and Tariq Rahman

Special Session on Technology for People with Disorders of the Upper an the Lower Limbs - TPDULL 2014

Paper Submission: December 23, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 10, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2014 (expired)


Rahamim Seliktar
Drexel University
United States
Tariq Rahman
Nemours/A.I. duPont
United States

The loss of a limb or limb function can be very debilitating and may require technological intervention. A person who looses an arm needs a prosthetic replacement; a person whose arm functionality has been compromised may be at an even greater disadvantage as the flail (or spastic) arm obstructs the function of an assistive device; a person who has lost a leg may be able to use crutches or a wheelchair, but the optimal solution is a prosthetic replacement. There are a myriad of conditions, which would necessitate the use of an artificial appendage or mobility device.
The complexity of dealing with Bio-devices of this kind stems primarily from the multidisciplinary nature of the topic and hence device development, require very careful consideration.