In cadaveric research, reproducing physiological conditions under which the specimens would be loaded in vivo is essential to achieve clinical applicability. This is a collaborative study bringing together engineers from The University of New Mexico and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. We describe development of an automated device to enable passive pronation and supination of the hand (rotation achieved through direct manipulation) for use in cadaveric experimental testing of the hand, wrist, forearm, or elbow. We present a brief motivation for development of this device, design details, an overview of one possible application, and ways to use this device for active pronation and supination activities (rotation achieved through tendon loading). We aim to provide the necessary information for reproduction of this device by other institutions for similar testing purposes.

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