Reinhold Oberle

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New lightweight anthropomorphic hands are presented for application in a humanoid robot. These hands possess 13 to 15 degrees of freedom and are driven by flexible fluidic actuators that are integrated in the finger joints. The compact design of the hands contains a pressure unit that is housed in the metacarpus. Alternatively, the pressure unit can be(More)
An innovative artificial hand is presented, which can help to restore both motor and sensory capabilities of upper extremity amputees. All requisite components of the revolutionary prosthesis fit into the small volume of the metacarpus. A new high-power actuating technology has been developed for maximizing the benefit in using the prosthetic hand by(More)
In this paper, the modular design of artificial hands is presented. The modular concept shall be introduced based on the example of the artificial anthropomorphic hand prototype, which is part of the project for the development of a human assistive robot. Particular attention shall be dedicated to details of modular construction and servicing of the hand(More)
INTRODUCTION The need for further development of prosthetic hands with enhanced functionalities and better cosmetic appearance than conventional prosthetic hands became evident in many investigations of this topic [1-3]. Consequently, a new generation of multi-articulated hands for prosthetic application were designed in the past decade. Some of these hands(More)
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