Tact: Design and performance of an open-source, affordable, myoelectric prosthetic hand

  title={Tact: Design and performance of an open-source, affordable, myoelectric prosthetic hand},
  author={Patrick Slade and Aadeel Akhtar and Mary Nguyen and Timothy Bretl},
  journal={2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
This paper presents the Tact hand-an anthropomorphic, open-source, myoelectric prosthetic hand that was designed for use by people with transradial amputations in developing countries. This hand matches or exceeds the performance of other state-of-the-art myoelectric prosthetic hands, but costs two orders of magnitude less ($250) and is easy to manufacture with a 3D printer and off-the-shelf parts. We describe our design process, evaluate the Tact hand with both qualitative and quantitative… CONTINUE READING

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