Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand with High Grasping Force
Haruhisa Kawasaki and Tetsuya Mouri
Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
This paper presents a novel myoelectric prosthetic hand with a strong grasp that contributes to weight saving. The hand has 2 degrees of freedom (DOF) for wrist motion and 6 DOF for motion by the four fingers and thumb. The hand’s appearance and size are similar to those of a Japanese woman’s hand. The hand weighs less than 300 g and its grasp exceeds 20 N.
-  T. Hara, H. Kawasaki, and T. Mouri, “Development of A Prosthetic Hand Having High Grasp Force and 2-DOF Wrist,” IEEE BIOROB 2010 Full-day Workshop: Bridging Human Hand Research and the Development of Robotic Technology for Hands, 2010.
-  M. Hioki, S. Ebisawa, H. Sakaeda, T. Mouri, S. Nakagawa, Y. Uchida, and H. Kawasaki, “Design and Control of Electromyogram Prosthetic Hand with High Grasping Force and 2 Degrees of Freedom at Wrist,” Proc. of BIOROBO 2011, pp. 1128-1133, 2011.