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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
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