New Control Technology to Improve Prosthetic Arm Movement

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At Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada researchers are working on improving the movement of an already highly advanced robotic prosthetic arm. The bebionic arm from RSLSteeper, a UK firm, has five independent fingers, but the interface and how its controlled is what the researchers are trying to improve so that movement is more natural, responsive, and feels a bit more like a real arm.

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About Peter Coffaro 1430 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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