Axilla Bypass Ring for Shoulder Harnesses for Upper-Limb Prostheses

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Some arm amputees who wear upper-limb, body-powered prostheses experience discomfort in the sound-side axilla due to pressure exerted by the so-called “Figure 8” shoulder harness. This article reports the development and testing of a ring to relieve pressure in the axilla. Subjective responses to initial testing by amputees suggest the ring helps relieve the discomfort

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