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Cost-effective design & development of a prosthetic hand

Cost-effective design & development of a prosthetic hand

Anh, M.N., Tang, T.D., Trung, V.T., Hieu, L.C. ORCID: 0000-0002-5168-2297, Tu, N.H., Minh, H.L. and Quoc, L.H. (2019) Cost-effective design & development of a prosthetic hand. In: 7th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME7): Translational Health Science and Technology for Developing Countries. IFMBE Proceedings, 69 . Springer Verlag, Singapore, pp. 141-147. ISBN 978-9811358586 ISSN 1680-0737 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-5859-3)

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Abstract

The prosthetic hand is used to replace a missing part of a hand, which may be lost through trauma, disease, or congenital conditions in order to restore the normal functions of the hand. The state of the art design and development of prosthetic hands has been well studied and documented. The modern prosthetic hands which are computer-controlled via the means of electromyogram (EMG) signals are very helpful for amputees; however, they are expensive, not always available for low-income populations. This study presents a cost-effective solution for innovative design and development of a prosthetic hand for a patient who lost both hands due to the work accident. Design concepts of the prosthetic hand were successfully developed and tested. Different strategies for cost-effective design and development of the high-value added prosthetic hand are also discussed, including mass-customization and design for additive manufacturing.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 7th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME7): Translational Health Science and Technology for Developing Countries
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prosthetic Arm, Rehabilitation, Reverse Engineering, Design
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Engineering Science
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Last Modified: 31 May 2019 10:30
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22482

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