STUDY OF HUMAN HAND TENDON KINEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS TO ROBOT HAND DESIGN.

J. C. Becker, N. V. Thakor, K. G. Gruben

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Abstract

Studies of the human hand and how it relates to the design of anthropomorphic manipulators are discussed. Hand anatomy and a mathematical model that relates tendon displacement to joint angle are discussed. This enables the role of the tendons in normal hand function as well as in disability to be understood. This information may be used to design robot or hand prostheses tendons after their human counterparts. An example is presented of a shape memory alloy actuator-based design. The actuators emulate human tendon mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherIEEE
Pages1540-1545
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0818606959
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Becker, J. C., Thakor, N. V., & Gruben, K. G. (1986). STUDY OF HUMAN HAND TENDON KINEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS TO ROBOT HAND DESIGN. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 1540-1545). IEEE.