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Resources

Publications, Conference Proceedings, and Peer-Reviewed Abstracts

  • J. T. Belter, J. L. Segil, A. M. Dollar, and R. F. Weir, “Mechanical design and performance specifications
    of anthropomorphic prosthetic hands: a review,” Journal of rehabilitation research and
    development, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 599–618, Aug. 2013.
  • B. Pulver, M. Lang, R. Dodson, S. Huddle, R. Weir J.L.Segil, L. Sliker “Case Studies: Fitting Patients
    with Heavy Duty Ratcheting Mechanical Thumb Prostheses for Metocarpophalangeal Level
    Amputations”, in the MEC Symposium Conference, July 2020
  • J.L.Segil, S. Huddle, R. Weir “Development of a Miniature Ratcheting Prosthetic Digit for Small Adults
    and Children with Partial Hand Amputation”, in the MEC Symposium Conference, July 2020
  • J. L. Segil, M. Controzzi, R. F. ff. Weir, and C. Cipriani, “Comparative study of state-of-the-art
    myoelectric controllers for multigrasp prosthetic hands,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research and
    Development, vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 1439–1454, 2014, doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2014.01.0014.
  • J. L. Segil and R. F. ff. Weir, “Novel postural control algorithm for control of multifunctional myoelectric
    prosthetic hands,” J Rehabil Res Dev, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 449–466, 2015, doi:
    10.1682/JRRD.2014.05.0134.
  • J.L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, Richard F. ff. Weir, “The Point Digit: Mechanical Design and
    Testing of a Ratcheting Prosthetic Finger”, American Society of Biomechanics Annual
    Conference, 2 pages, Boulder, Colorado, August 2017
  • J. L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, and Richard Weir, (2019): Design of a Cosmetic Prosthetic
    Finger with Positionable, Locking, and Uni-lateral Use Features. 17th World Congress of the
    International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), Kobe, Japan, October 5 to 8, 2019.
  • J. L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, and Richard Weir, (2019): Mechanical Testing of a Partial
    Prosthetic Finger for Strength, Reliability, and Fatigue. 17th World Congress of the International
    Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), Kobe, Japan, October 5-8, 2019.
  • J. L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, Richard F. ff. Weir (2019): The Point Digit: Mechanical Design
    and Testing of a Ratcheting Prosthetic Finger. MHSRS Military Health System Research
    Symposium, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL, August 19-22,
    2019
  • J.L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, Richard F. ff. Weir, “The Point Digit: A passive, ratcheting
    prosthetic finger manufactured using metal laser sintering rapid prototyping technology”,
    Myoelectric Control Symposium, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 2017

Online Resources

  • Finger and Partial Hand Amputee Peer + Support Group- Facebook forum to share questions, concerns, challenges, and triumphs related to your
    amputation. In addition to amputees, we welcome family members, caregivers, hand
    therapists, hand surgeons, nurses, prosthetists, billing specialists, and those pursuing a
    career in O&P.
  • Amputee Coalition- The Amputee Coalition serves as a strong resource for all amputees. The Amputee
    Coalition also operates a network of certified peer counselors to provide support to
    amputees.
  • Limbs for Life Foundation- The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing
    fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising
    awareness of the challenges facing amputees.
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation- Challenged Athletes provides individuals with physical challenges opportunities to find
    success through sports, community, and mentorship.
  • Orthotics and Prosthetic Activities Foundation- OPAF provides adaptive sport/activity workshops for anyone with a physical or mobility
    challenge
  • National Amputee Golf Association- NAGA began as a small group of amputee golfers playing friendly games that quickly
    developed into regional tournament play in various cities across the United States. Today,
    NAGA has over 2,500 members worldwide.
  • Disabled Sports USA- Disabled Sports USA helps 60,000 youth and adults with disabilities each year develop
    independence, confidence and fitness.