Cable-Operated Elbows

Cable-operated elbows, sometimes called body-powered elbows, use a system of cables connected to a harness, typically positioned around the shoulder, to bend or straighten the elbow. This technology does not require manual positioning as shoulder movements allow for adjustments of the elbow.

How the elbow operates within the harness system can be customized, including creating bilateral cable-operated solutions. Cable-operated elbows are usually paired with mechanical hands or hooks that can be controlled with an additional, integrated cable system.

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