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This paper presents the latest results in developing an anthropomorphic dextrous hand for a 2-years-old humanoid. As this robot is aimed to be a physical platform for cognition, the number of degrees of freedom of the upper part of the body has been maximized. The robotic hand has 20 DoFs and 9 motors to accomplish optimal grasping and manipulation. Based(More)
—An anthropomorphic underactuated prosthetic hand, endowed with position and force sensors and controlled by means of myoelectric commands, is used to perform experiments of hierarchical shared control. Three different hierarchical control strategies combined with a vibrotactile feedback system have been developed and tested by able-bodied subjects through(More)
In the recent past, several researchers have shown that important variables in relearning motor skills and in changing the underlying neural architecture after stroke are the quantity, duration, content, and intensity of training sessions. Unfortunately, when traditional therapy is provided in a hospital or rehabilitation center, the patient is usually seen(More)
In this paper, we presented a sensorized thumb based on a matrix of piezoresistive force sensors, with an acquisition unit and a special wearing support. The sensor was calibrated and then the device was tested during different tasks simulating activities of daily living performed by seven able-bodied subjects. By means of these experiments, we verified(More)
The aim of this paper was to analyse the feasibility of using a sensorised glove as a tool for the assessment of hand function in persons with orthopedic disorders such as rhizoarthrosis. A glove embedding 20 Hall-effect sensors was used for this purpose. Its performance in terms of repeatability were preliminary investigated in order to define an effective(More)
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