Relation of the arm profile score and the linear index of function. Is the SHAP an adequate functionality assessment of prosthetic use? A case Study

The Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure (SHAP) is a time-based assessment which is commonly utilised in research and rehabilitation to assess the functionality of upper limb prosthetic devices. However, the SHAP provides no information about compensatory movements due to the prosthetic restoration. The main outcome is the time required to accomplish ADLs expressed by the Linear Index of Function (LIF). However, compensatory movements among transradial amputees seem to provoke future constraints. The Arm Profile Score (APS) makes a statement about deviation from normative subjects based on kinematic data.