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Benefit and use of myoelectric prosthesis

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Liselotte Hermansson

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Cathrine Widehammar's doctoral thesis.

The overall aim of this project was to study the use of myoelectric prostheses, compare this to use of  two other high technology assistive devices, powered wheelchair and electronic planning devices, and to study the effect of a multifunctional prosthetic hand on activity and participation.

Study 1 and 2 employs a qualitative design where users of myoelectric prosthesis and powered wheelchair, respectively describe what influences the use of their device.

Study 3 is a survey focusing on barriers for participation and use of assistive devices where responses from users of the three high technology devices are compared.

Study 4 is an intervention study where the effect on activity performance is studied in users of multifunctional prosthetic hands.