Investigation of impact and stability effects on an artificial upper limb due to external disturbance is made and the findings analyzed. For this purpose an experimental rig was suggested and constructed. The experimental rig consists of a special impact hammer to simulate the disturbance occurred and a special measuring device (accelometer, power amplifier and two Chanel vibration analyzer). The vibration response of human was measured at different points along the hand by using specified selected points. A suitable finite element model using ANSYS14 was suggested and the results are compared with those obtained from experimental work. This study aims to investigate the effects of vibration and impact on upper prosthetic limbs and is also aimed at mitigating vibration to the human body for greater comfort of the amputee.

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