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dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorPérez Gracia, Alba
dc.contributor.otherInstitut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial
dc.identifier.citationCrawford, A.; Pérez, M. Design of a robotic hand with a biologically-inspired parallel actuation system for prosthetic applications. A: ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference. "2010 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference". Montreal: ASME PRESS, 2010, p. 1-8.
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the design of a robotic hand for prosthetic applications. The main characteristic of this robotic hand is its biologically-inspired parallel actuation system, which is based on the behavior/strength space of the Flexor Digitorum Profundus (FDP) and the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis (FDS) muscles. The design separates the strength space of the FDS and FDP muscles into a lighter strength region where finer manipulation and general approach tasks are executed, and a higher strength region where the more robust grasps are achieved. Two parallel actuator types and kinematic structures are designed to complement the requirements of both strength space regions. This unique structure is intended to be driven by electromyographical (EMG) signals captured at the surface of the skin. The direct relation between signal and actuation system lends itself well to interpreting the EMG signals from the FDP and FDS muscles into effective task execution, with the goal of helping the user to achieve a good approximation of the full capabilities associated with the human hand, without compromising strength, dexterity, appearance, or weight; which are common issues associated with prosthetic hands.
dc.format.extent8 p.
dc.publisherASME PRESS
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subject.lcshPhysiology -- Mathematical models
dc.subject.othermedical robotics PARAULES AUTOR: robotic hand
dc.titleDesign of a robotic hand with a biologically-inspired parallel actuation system for prosthetic applications
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacFisiologia -- Models matemàtics
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.subject.amsÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Anàlisi numèrica::Modelització matemàtica
dc.subject.inspecClassificació INSPEC::Modelling::Physiological models
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dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorCrawford, A.; Pérez, M.
local.citation.contributorASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference
local.citation.publicationName2010 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference

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