The Development of Shape Memory Actuators for Anthropomorphic Upper Limb Prostheses

Abstract

The single crystal Cu-Al-Ni alloys became generally commercialized. It can be observed that response time of any single crystal Cu-Al-Ni-based shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator is greater than the necessary when it is used for human prosthesis. Moreover, the electrical SMA actuator type with better performance than the thermal one is very problematic for… (More)

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@inproceedings{Mariani2003TheDO, title={The Development of Shape Memory Actuators for Anthropomorphic Upper Limb Prostheses}, author={Christian Mariani and Lucas Rodrigo Dos Santos and Frans{\'e}rgio Leite da Cunha}, year={2003} }