Upper Limb Body Powered Prosthetics

As upper-limb prosthesis technology continues to advance, people with upper limb amputation and their care teams are faced with an increasing number of devices from which to choose (Bloomer and Kontson, 2020), designed to restore some degree of upper limb function (Cowley, et al., 2017). Upper limb prostheses can be classified into two main categories on the basis of their functioning: passive prostheses (which in turn are divided into cosmetic and functional) and active prostheses (which include body-powered and externally powered) (Cordella, et al., 2016).