US 10,376,389 B2
Myoelectric prosthesis and method
Glenn Gaston, Charlotte, NC (US); and Bryan Loeffler, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed by Glenn Gaston, Charlotte, NC (US); and Bryan Loeffler, Charlotte, NC (US)
Filed on Jun. 1, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/610,778.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/415,872, filed on Nov. 1, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0116829 A1, May 3, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/58 (2006.01); A61F 2/72 (2006.01); A61B 5/0488 (2006.01); A61B 5/0492 (2006.01); A61F 2/76 (2006.01)
CPC A61F 2/72 (2013.01) [A61B 5/04888 (2013.01); A61B 5/6806 (2013.01); A61B 5/6825 (2013.01); A61F 2/583 (2013.01); A61B 5/0492 (2013.01); A61B 5/6826 (2013.01); A61F 2002/7615 (2013.01)] 3 Claims
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1. A method comprising:
Transferring intrinsic hand muscles of an individual together with a respective nerve and blood supply prior to or during an amputation of an upper extremity to a location proximal to the amputation to a wrist, a forearm, or a dorsum of a hand;
Maintaining the functionality of the transferred intrinsic hand muscles;
Detecting a signal of the transferred intrinsic hand muscles using at least one surface electrode; and
Post upper extremity amputation, controlling independent flexion and extension of digits of a myoelectric prosthetic using the at least one surface electrode.