Myoelectric-controlled arm prostheses are externally powered prostheses, which means that they are not driven by the muscle strength of the patient, but with the aid of electric power.
Hybrid prosthetics combine body-power and myoelectric control to give the amputee the ability to control the elbow and hand simultaneously.
Repetitive drills are all about re-learning how to do your routine activities naturally, and with confidence, while mastering the controls of your new prosthesis. We may ask you to complete certain tasks several times over again until you’re comfortable and relaxed in doing so. With enough repetition, you’ll be able to make movements like pouring a glass of water, driving the car, picking up small objects, etc., automatically without much thinking.
Myoelectric arm and hand prostheses are controlled by electrical signals by your residual limb. A specialist will help prepare you to move forward with a myoelectric arm or hand by programming the controls and responsiveness. This allows the experts to customize the control to fit your specific needs and lifestyle so you can get the most out of myoelectric prosthesis.