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Prosthetic weight-lifting tool for amputees

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A prosthetic instrument is provided for attaching to a forearm shaft of an upper limb amputee to enable receipt of a handle, such as a weight-lifting barbell. The instrument includes a rod having a proximal end for receiving the forearm shaft and a distal end; and a yoke having a pair of prongs that extend from a bridge that connects to the distal end, wherein said pair of prongs provide a gap into which to insert the handle. Each prong includes a through-hole along a common axis to accommodate a clamp pin to secure the handle.

Inventors: 
Locker, Sean C.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Biotechnology and Healthcare
FIle Date: 
2014-02-12
Grant Date: 
2015-04-28
Grant time: 
440 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
7
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY