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EMAS bionic arm

Description

Prosthetic arm, EMAS (Edinburgh Modular Arm System), the world's first bionic arm, designed as a modular system so the joints could be fitted to patients with a range of different prosthetic needs, metal and plastic, this arm was fitted to [Robert] Campbell Aird, part of the research and education collections of the Southeast Mobility and Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Centre, Edinburgh, resulting for the research of David Gow, Edinburgh, 1998

Museum reference

T.2010.120

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Prosthetic arm

Production information

Gow, David James, 1957 (b.), Researcher
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

1990s

Materials

Metal, Plastic, Plastic

Associations

Southeast Mobility and Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Centre
Aird, Robert Campbell, 1951 - 2008

Exhibitions

  • Scotland Creates: National Museum of Scotland
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Shaping Our World (29 Jul 2011 - 03 Aug 2014)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

NHS Lothian Archives accession number 10/001 (related paper and film material)

Film of interview with David Gow of the SMART Centre, NHS Lothian (see DVD in object file)

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/made-in-scotland-changing-the-world/scottish-science-innovations/emas-bionic-arm

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