Publications, Conference Proceedings, and Peer-Reviewed Abstracts
J. T. Belter, J. L. Segil, A. M. Dollar, and R. F. Weir, “Mechanical design and performance specifications of anthropomorphic prosthetic hands: a review,” Journal of rehabilitation research and development, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 599–618, Aug. 2013.
B. Pulver, M. Lang, R. Dodson, S. Huddle, R. Weir J.L.Segil, L. Sliker “Case Studies: Fitting Patients with Heavy Duty Ratcheting Mechanical Thumb Prostheses for Metocarpophalangeal Level Amputations”, in the MEC Symposium Conference, July 2020
J.L.Segil, S. Huddle, R. Weir “Development of a Miniature Ratcheting Prosthetic Digit for Small Adults and Children with Partial Hand Amputation”, in the MEC Symposium Conference, July 2020
J. L. Segil, M. Controzzi, R. F. ff. Weir, and C. Cipriani, “Comparative study of state-of-the-art myoelectric controllers for multigrasp prosthetic hands,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 1439–1454, 2014, doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2014.01.0014.
J. L. Segil and R. F. ff. Weir, “Novel postural control algorithm for control of multifunctional myoelectric prosthetic hands,” J Rehabil Res Dev, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 449–466, 2015, doi: 10.1682/JRRD.2014.05.0134.
J.L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, Richard F. ff. Weir, “The Point Digit: Mechanical Design and Testing of a Ratcheting Prosthetic Finger”, American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference, 2 pages, Boulder, Colorado, August 2017
J. L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, and Richard Weir, (2019): Design of a Cosmetic Prosthetic Finger with Positionable, Locking, and Uni-lateral Use Features. 17th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), Kobe, Japan, October 5 to 8, 2019.
J. L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, and Richard Weir, (2019): Mechanical Testing of a Partial Prosthetic Finger for Strength, Reliability, and Fatigue. 17th World Congress of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO), Kobe, Japan, October 5-8, 2019.
J. L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, Richard F. ff. Weir (2019): The Point Digit: Mechanical Design and Testing of a Ratcheting Prosthetic Finger. MHSRS Military Health System Research Symposium, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL, August 19-22, 2019
J.L. Segil, Stephen Huddle, Levin Sliker, Richard F. ff. Weir, “The Point Digit: A passive, ratcheting prosthetic finger manufactured using metal laser sintering rapid prototyping technology”, Myoelectric Control Symposium, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 2017
Finger and Partial Hand Amputee Peer + Support Group- Facebook forum to share questions, concerns, challenges, and triumphs related to your amputation. In addition to amputees, we welcome family members, caregivers, hand therapists, hand surgeons, nurses, prosthetists, billing specialists, and those pursuing a career in O&P.
Amputee Coalition- The Amputee Coalition serves as a strong resource for all amputees. The Amputee Coalition also operates a network of certified peer counselors to provide support to amputees.
Limbs for Life Foundation- The Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising awareness of the challenges facing amputees.
Challenged Athletes Foundation- Challenged Athletes provides individuals with physical challenges opportunities to find success through sports, community, and mentorship.
National Amputee Golf Association- NAGA began as a small group of amputee golfers playing friendly games that quickly developed into regional tournament play in various cities across the United States. Today, NAGA has over 2,500 members worldwide.
Disabled Sports USA- Disabled Sports USA helps 60,000 youth and adults with disabilities each year develop independence, confidence and fitness.