Accession Number : AD0428835


Title :   EVALUATION OF VO HOOKS FOR HOOK FORCE RATIOS,


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C


Personal Author(s) : Hodge,John W ,Jr


Report Date : Dec 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : The pinch force and operating cable force characteristics of three dorrance hooks and two 2-load hooks were evaluated. The force levels were observed with a varying number of rubber bands on the dorrance hooks, and the two load settings on the 2-load hooks. Finally, the operating cable force to pinch force ratios were determined for the hooks. The small dorrance hook (Model 10X) exhibited the best hook force ratio of the hooks evaluated. This ratio was 1.23 to 1 pounds of cable force per pound of pinch. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PROSTHETICS , HOOKS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE