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1. Citation: Carey, S. L., Stevens, P. M., & Highsmith, M. J. (2017). Differences in myoelectric and body-powered upper-limb prostheses: Systematic literature review update 2013-2016. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 29(4S (Supplement 1)), P17-P20.
Keywords: Amputations, assistive technology, body movement, controls, devices, limbs, literature reviews, prosthetics
Abstract: An updated systematic review was conducted to determine differences between myoelectric and body-powered prostheses in the past 3 years (mid-2013 to 2016) review. The purpose was to determine if new evidence supporting the differences between myoelectric and body-powered prostheses in the areas of functionality, control, and sensory feedback, cosmesis, and rejection has emerged since the previous review conducted in 2013. An additional 43 unique publications were identified. Ultimately, three of the publications were included, adding evidence to two previously developed empirical evidence statements regarding the potential need for multiple control strategies to facilitate intuitive prosthetic control and the value of task training in improving function. However, there is still insufficient evidence to conclude that either the myoelectric or body-powered prosthesis provides an overall advantage. There is still a need for more empirical evidence regarding functional differences in upper-limb prostheses.
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Record Updated:2018-11-13

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