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Two multiarticulated hydraulic hand prostheses.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Artificial organs
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
11
Pages
980–986
Identifiers
PMID: 15504113
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two different designs of lightweight experimental prosthetic hand are presented. The weight of the first hand is reduced by 50% compared to a conventional prosthetic hand, whereas the functionality of the second hand is increased by additional prehension types. Optionally, a tactile feedback system can be integrated. Due to multiple articulated digits and flexible materials, both hands are able to conform to the shape of an object held. This significantly reduces the necessary grip force and results in stable holding of an object. For a natural appearance, the hands are covered with a cosmetic silicone rubber glove.

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