Journal article

A practical 3D-printed soft robotic prosthetic hand with multi-articulating capabilities

Alireza Mohammadi, Jim Lavranos, Hao Zhou, Rahim Mutlu, Gursel Alici, Ying Tan, Peter Choong, Denny Oetomo

PLOS ONE | Public Library of Science (PLoS) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Soft robotic hands with monolithic structure have shown great potential to be used as prostheses due to their advantages to yield light weight and compact designs as well as its ease of manufacture. However, existing soft prosthetic hands design were often not geared towards addressing some of the practical requirements highlighted in prosthetics research. The gap between the existing designs and the practical requirements significantly hampers the potential to transfer these designs to real-world applications. This work addressed these requirements with the consideration of the trade-off between practicality and performance. These requirements were achieved through exploiting the monolithic..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project is funded by the Valma Angliss Trust and the University of Melbourne. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.