mobile arm support

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mobile arm support (MAS)

[mō′bəl, mōbēl′]
a forearm support device that enables people with upper extremity disabilities to fulfill some activities of daily living, by helping to move the hand into position for self-feeding. It may also be used as a training device and may be mounted on a wheelchair. Also called balanced forearm orthosis, ball-bearing feeder.

mobile arm support



A device for support of the forearm, usually mounted on a wheelchair, that assists weak shoulder and elbow muscles in positioning the hand, as in eating. Synonym: balanced forearm orthosis; ball bearing feeder
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Development of a mobile arm support (Armon); design evolution and preliminary user experience.
DMD = Duchenne muscular dystrophy, F = female, FT = full-time, ID = participant identification number, M = male, MAS = mobile arm support, SMA = spinal muscular atrophy, ULFI = Upper-Limb Functional Index.
Mobile arm supports (MASs) are a type of assistive technology that enable people with NMCs to make functional use of their hands [3].
We interviewed people who were 12 years and older about the use of their mobile arm supports and found that powered mobile arm supports positively influenced psychological factors, social participation, and independence in many activities.
Abbreviations: ADL = activities of daily living, CCM = combined center of mass, DOF = degrees of freedom, MAS = mobile arm support, MULOS = Motorized Upper Limb Orthotic System, MGP = Microgravity Products, ROM = range of motion, SMA = spinal muscular atrophy.

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