BODY HARNESS

Active TH Harness
The Active TH Harness offers users a new level of comfort and support. Designed for transhumeral fittings with myoelectric or passive elbows, the support is completely removable and suspends the socket without the need for additional straps.

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The harness consists of an arm sling and sleeve with a belt guide at the back which allows for more natural arm swing and physiologic movement. Users will enjoy the enhanced comfort of washable, moisture-wicking material and axillary padding that allows for better pressure distribution. A hook-and-loop fastener in the front enables the user to make fine adjustments in certain situations, e.g. when carrying something heavy.

Features and user benefits:

Textile materials

  • Moisture-wicking
  • Machine washable

Axillary padding

  • Enhanced comfort and
  • Improved pressure distribution

Cord guide on back

  • Physiological movement of contralateral arm

No fixation to the socket

  • User can put on and take off with one hand

Adjustment buckle on front

  • Users can tighten or loosen harness when necessary

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Below-Elbow Harness
21A36 Below-Elbow Harness provides stabilization for anchoring the prosthetic socket and control of the body-powered prosthesis in self-suspending socket designs.

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21A36 Below-Elbow harness provides:

  • Stabilization of the prosthetic socket
  • Control of body-powered prosthesis
  • Activation of terminal device with integrated perlon (21A36=1) or plastic-coated steel wire cable (21A36=2)
  • Universal application for right or left fitting

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This is the way a patient will control the functions of their prosthesis, with the main two methods being body harness and electrodes. Body harnesses go around the shoulders and control the hand unit via cables that are pulled by small movements in the shoulders. This is a common method of operation for above elbow amputees. Electrodes are more commonly used in below elbow prostheses than above elbow and involves having electrode implanted into the socket of the prosthesis. These electrodes pick up signal from muscle movements in the residual limb and translates them into specific functions for the hand unit.