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A low-cost myoelectric robotic hand prosthetic

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dc.contributor.advisor Delano, Maggie Hernandez, Jesus Luciano, Nicholas 2019-08-01T15:52:36Z 2019-08-01T15:52:36Z 2019
dc.description.abstract Robotics is revolutionizing the effectiveness and capabilities of limb prostheses. They vary widely in their level of sophistication, with the myoelectric kind at the highest level. These prostheses use EMG signals to actuate fingers via servo motors. The high sophistication of these prosthetics, however, comes with a high cost. The high cost can serve as an obstacle to receiving proper care, which burdens families or individuals seeking to improve their lives with technology. Here we show that is it possible to 3D print your own myoelectric hand prosthesis for a relatively cheap price of about $140.15 that only requires 10.28 ± 0.2286 N of force to operate. With this project, we have come one step closer to making robotic prostheses more financially accessible. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Engineering en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title A low-cost myoelectric robotic hand prosthetic en_US
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