Simple grippers with one or two degrees of freedom are commercially available prosthetic hands ; these pinch type devices cannot grasp small cylinders and spheres because of their low degree of freedom. This paper presents the design and prototyping of underactuated five-finger prosthetic hand for grasping various objects in daily life. Underactuated mechanism enables the prosthetic hand to move fifteen compliant joints only by one ultrasonic motor. The innovative design of this prosthetic hand is the underactuated mechanism optimized to distribute grasping force like those of humans grasping various objects robustly. Because of human like force distribution, the prototype of prosthetic hand could grasp various objects in daily life and heavy object with the maximum ejection force of 50 N grater than other underactuated prosthetic hands.
|ジャーナル||Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2008 10|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering