A user-centred evaluation of a mobile arm support. IEEE 11th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics; 2009 Jun 23-26; Kyoto, Japan.
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 .
This study sought to understand the experiences of people with muscle conditions who use powered mobile arm supports. The most common muscle conditions affect 22 in every 100,000 people.
Mobile arm supports: history, application, and work in progress.
Mobile arm supports: criteria for successful use in muscle disease patients.