A multigrasp hand prosthesis for transradial amputees.

Skyler A. Dalley, Tuomas E. Wiste, Huseyin Atakan Varol, Michael Goldfarb

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This paper presents the design of a multi-degree-of-freedom, anthropomorphic hand for transradial amputees, and also presents experimental data characterizing its performance. Unlike state-of-the-art commercially available prosthetic hands, the hand described herein is capable of providing eight canonical postures (and movement between these postures). The experimental characterization includes its capability to provide eight canonical grasp postures; the frequency response of finger motion; and its grasping force capability (as a function of finger position). Other performance specifications, such as total mass and audible noise, are also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5062-5065
Number of pages4
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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