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dc.contributor.authorNewby, Brad
dc.contributor.authorYoungers, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorAdhikari, Visharath
dc.contributor.authorYihun, Yimesker S.
dc.contributor.authorLankarani, Hamid M.
dc.identifier.citationNewby B, Youngers N, Adhikari V, Yihun Y, Lankarani H. Design and Control of an Active Palm Roll Joint for the Human Prosthetic Hand. ASME. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Volume 3: 18th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Technologies; 13th International Conference on Design Education; 9th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices ():V003T11A013en_US
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dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the design and control of a human prosthetic hand with an active palm roll joint. An active palm roll to a prosthetic hand will add a new degree-of-freedom, which can maximize the functionality and capability of performing complex tasks. The palm roll combined with the thumb allows the finger tips to touch one another and pinching to become a possible task for the user In addition to maximizing the functionality of the hand, the inclusion of an active palm joint in the design provides a useful function for the design of prosthetics for children and the elderly who do not have enough upper arm strength to grasp objects firmly in their hand. The kinematics and workspace analyses of the pinky fingertips with the active palm joint and the thumb are also conducted in this study. With the added palm joint, the interaction of the workspace of the pinky fingertip and the thumb-tip is maximized, which allows grasping and manipulating different sizes and shapes of an object. Experiments are conducted to demonstrate the use of the active palm joint in grasping of objects.en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference;v.3
dc.subjectProsthetic handen_US
dc.subjectPalm rollen_US
dc.titleDesign and control of an active palm roll joint for the human prosthetic handen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2016 by ASMEen_US

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