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Sensorized CYBERHAND five fingered biomechatronic prosthetic hand integrated in the control system

The final prototype of the fully sensorized CYBERHAND five fingered biomechatronic prosthetic hand has been developed and integrated in the control system. The CYBERHAND biomechatronic hand has five underactuated fingers actuated by six DC motors. Five motors and five Bowden cables have been integrated in a specific mechanical structure (artificial forearm).

Another motor is integrated in the palm and it is used for controlling the thumb opposition. A set of sensors have been integrated in the hand in order to provide both proprioceptive and exteroceptive information. Tension cable, force, joint angle, end stroke, and contact sensors have been integrated in the final prototype that is driven using six specific motor driving boards and two NI DAQ boards.

All information and data about the prosthetic hand is available from the documents and video indicated in the section below.

The official web site of the CYBERHAND project has been published at http://www.cyberhand.org. Public results and media coverage are available.

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