Prosthetic arm use: fitting on and adjusting arm

Prosthetic arm use: fitting on and adjusting arm

M610/0036 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 47.5MB

Downloadable file size: 5.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: PETER MENZEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Ranch owner fitting on and adjust- ing a "myoelectric" prosthetic arm, before he begins a day of work. This artificial right arm worn with a hand, is battery powered. Small electrodes placed on the skin at the site of amputation, sense the electrical activity of the remaining arm muscle. These muscle signals are electronically amplified and are used to move the prosthetic arm as required. It gives the user fine control over the limb, and the ability to use the arm and hand slowly or quickly, with precision and varying strength. Here, the arm will be used for labour-intensive farm jobs. The "myoelectric" arm was developed at the University of Utah, USA. Photograph of Bob Goodman

Release details: Model release available. Property release not required.

Keywords: arm, artificial arm, artificial limb, healthcare, medical, medicine, myoelectric, prosthesis, prosthetic

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.