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Orthoses, Upper Limb, Total, Functional, Powered, Autonomous

Definition : Powered orthoses designed for external modification of the structural and/or functional characteristics of the complete upper limb using power (usually electric) sources and powered mechanisms that respond to the user's switching actions (i.e., autonomous). They provide support, supplement, and/or augment the limb functions and/or its structure. These orthoses typically consist of dynamic wearable devices that include a control unit, an actuator, power sources, motors, switches, and a variety of mechanisms appropriate to facilitate the normal function of otherwise disabled upper limbs.

Entry Terms : "Autonomous Orthoses" , "Orthoses, Upper Limb, Powered, Autonomous" , "Switch Controlled Orthoses" , "Upper Limb Autonomous Orthoses" , "Upper Limb Switch Controlled Orthoses"

UMDC code : 24201

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Hanger Orthopedic Group Inc

Company Type: Parent

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hanger, Inc., formerly known as Hanger Orthopedic Group, Inc., is the world's premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) patient care services. For nearly 150 years, Hanger has established and maintained a tradition of excellence attributable to the dedication and clinical expertise of our providers, our steadfast support of research and development, and our unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction.Hanger, Inc. comprises five wholly-owned subsidiaries that serve different segments of the O&P industry – Hanger Clinic, SPS, Innovative Neurotronics, Linkia and Accelerated Care Plus (ACP). Each one contributes to Hanger's unique identity as a patient-focused company combining a reputation for clinical excellence with a progressive approach to the use of emerging technologies.

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