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Morph
Morph is an accessory for upper limb prosthetic devices that, in addition to traditional electromyography (EMG) signals, controls prosthesis mode switching. It works with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. The RFID tags are programmed with specific triggers that cause a change in prosthesis mode. When morph approaches a tag, it recognizes the tag and sends the appropriate command to the terminal device. The user can place these tags in his or her environment, near objects of interest, or on clothing. In this way, morph provides a reliable pathway for accessing hand grips and other prosthesis modes.
 
This figure shows the RFID controller (morph) and how it is placed within this prosthesis. RFID tags can be placed anywhere in the environment (keys, cell phone, etc.)
 
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