Design and implementation of a low cost prosthetic hand

Victorino Sepúlveda-Arróniz, Cesar Ivan Lamas-Aguilar, Julio C. Salinas-Maldonado, Juan C. Tudon-Martinez, Ricardo Ramirez-Mendoza, Jorge De J. Lozoya-Santos*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The development of a low cost transradial prosthesis based on existing models is done. The system is controlled by electromyography with adjustable socket for comfort and better adaptation. The goal is the performance of job duties and physiological needs for an amputee. A study of the state of the art allows to potentiate the functionality of the prototype. The methodology includes modification of 3D designs “open source” to expedite design stage, FEM analysis to prototype 3D display reference efforts and have critical points where it would have to modify the design. A main issue is the implementation of a mechanism to add degrees of freedom in the wrist. A mapping of the areas to have higher electric potential to the electrode location has been accomplished. The implementation of software to recognize patterns based on electrical signals to create an intelligent system and facilitate the movement as well as greater freedom of movement for the user has been achieved. The use of frequency response functions is key in the control strategy. The prototype has four different types of grip and connectivity to mobile devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 18th Annual Conference, TAROS 2017, Proceedings
EditorsYang Gao, Saber Fallah, Yaochu Jin, Constantina Lekakou
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319641065
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event18th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2017 - Guildford, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10454 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference18th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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