Design and development of an underactuated prosthetic hand

  title={Design and development of an underactuated prosthetic hand},
  author={Bruno Massa and Stefano Roccella and Maria Chiara Carrozza and Paolo Dario},
  journal={Proceedings 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.02CH37292)},
  pages={3374-3379 vol.4}
  • B. MassaS. Roccella P. Dario
  • Published 11 May 2002
  • Engineering
  • Proceedings 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No.02CH37292)
Current prosthetic hands are basically simple grippers with one or two degrees of freedom, which barely restore the capability of the thumb-index pinch. Although most amputees consider this performance as acceptable for usual tasks, there is ample room for improvement by exploiting recent progresses in mechatronic design and technology. This paper focus on an innovative approach for the design and development of prosthetic hands based on underactuated mechanisms. Furthermore, it describes the… 

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