A single-actuator prosthetic hand using a continuum differential mechanism

@article{Xu2015ASP,
  title={A single-actuator prosthetic hand using a continuum differential mechanism},
  author={Kai Xu and Huan Liu and Zenghui Liu and Yuheng Du and Xiangyang Zhu},
  journal={2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
  year={2015},
  pages={6457-6462}
}
Substantial progresses have been made in building versatile anthropomorphic prosthetic hands in the past two decades using emerging technologies. However the trade-offs between functionality, reliability, affordability, appearance, etc. have not been fully settled. Many existing designs, particularly the commercial prosthetic hands, are underactuated and they can realize various grasps through compliant structures or differential mechanisms. This paper presents the design of an underactuated… CONTINUE READING
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