Abstract

Mobile arm supports (MAS) are wheelchair-mounted mechanical linkages designed to support the weight of the arm and facilitate shoulder and arm motions. They enable individuals with flaccid paralysis or paresis of the shoulder and elbow muscles to function independently in many daily tasks. However, problems with commercially available designs have limited their use in spite of their low cost and functional benefits. This project aims to create a new MAS design to address these deficiencies.

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