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JRM Vol.26 No.1 p. 100
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0100
(2014)

Development Report:

Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand with High Grasping Force

Haruhisa Kawasaki and Tetsuya Mouri

Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu 501-1193, Japan

Received:
August 29, 2013
Accepted:
September 5, 2013
Published:
February 20, 2014
Keywords:
myoelectric prosthetic hand, grasping force, thumb opposition
Abstract

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.

Cite this article as:
H. Kawasaki and T. Mouri, “Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand with High Grasping Force,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.1, p. 100, 2014.
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References
  1. [1] 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.
  2. [2] 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.

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