Student Work

 

Design of a Powered Hand Orthosis (2) Public

Downloadable Content

open in viewer

Most hand orthotics are rigid and hold the hand in a fixed position. The goal of this project was to design and manufacture a powered hand orthosis to allow persons with dexterity and strength impairments to regain the hand function necessary for independence. The orthotic developed provided cylindrical and pinch grips, predominantly through a cable system which pulled the fingers closed. Assistance in gripping was provided by the thumb, which was positioned by a geared servo mechanism and closed with a linear actuator. The device was capable of providing the force necessary to perform basic tasks.

Last modified
  • 01/29/2021
Creator
Publisher
Identifier
  • E-project-050114-135507
Advisor
Year
  • 2014
Date created
  • 2014-05-01
Resource type
Major
Rights statement
License

Relationships

In Collection:

Items

Permanent link to this page: https://digital.wpi.edu/show/pr76f530r