Suction Socket Electrodes
This generation of electrodes are based on the well-known 13E200 Electrode. Embedded into a mounting suspension of elastic material, this electrode creates an airtight seal between the inner socket and outer socket.
If used correctly, the 13E202 Suction Socket Electrode also prevents sweat from penetrating between the outer and inner socket, therefore effectively preventing damage to the electrical and mechanical components caused by corrosion.
The Suction Socket Electrode can not only be used for standard fittings, but is also suitable for application in suction sockets. Combining the suction socket electrode with a 12V10 Tube Valve for a suction socket creates a vacuum effect in the socket, ensuring optimal linkage between the residual limb and the socket.
As with the 13E200 Electrode, state-of-the-art shielding and filtering technologies largely protect the 13E202 Suction Socket Electrode against high frequency interference caused, for example, by cell phones, walkie-talkies, computers or anti-theft systems in shopping centres so that the correct function of the myoelectrically controlled prosthesis is not affected. The electrode contacts are made from pure titanium and as they do not contain nickel, they are also suitable for people with allergies.
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.