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Unformatted text preview: ENGR 13100 Fall 2010 ENGR13100 - Homework #5 Answer Sheet Name: Hwa Jong (Rich) Lee Section No. 015 Team No. 10 Date: 9/28/10 Problem 1 - Individual School of Biomedical Engineering An artificial limb is a type of prosthesis that replaces a missing extremity, such as arms or legs. The type of artificial limb used is determined largely by the extent of an amputation or loss and location of the missing extremity. Earlier, prosthetic limbs were made of iron and wood. Nowadays, there are new materials such as plastic and carbon fiber that make the prosthesis lighter and stronger. More realistic materials of prosthesis can be used for the part that is more exposed. As technology advances more and more through time, the prosthesis limb has been developing rapidly and becoming more natural and useful. Some alternative solutions to prosthesis limb are the following. One of the alternatives is the Myoelectric limb, which can conduct electricity through the muscle movement and can predict the attempted movement of that artificial part. However, the limb is very expensive, around $10,000 to $15,000. Also, it needs to be replaced every 4 years. The other alternative is the Transhumeral limb, which replaces the arms and creates custom sockets. Both alternatives are Bionic components, which are finally now becoming readily available, may enable people to function even better. Bionic are finally now becoming readily available, may enable people to function even better....
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course ENGR 131 taught by Professor Purzer during the Fall '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Fall '10
- Biomedical Engineering