Characterizing grippers for transmitting prosthetic device for upper limbs
Author(s)Chen, Michelle X.,S.B.Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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In this thesis, I designed and tested various fingertip grippers for a wearable force transmitting prosthetic device. This device uses fluid displacement to provide force feedback to the user, allowing the user to feel how much force they are gripping an object with. The device consists of two molded rubber fingertips filled with fluid and actuated by a motor. Various strengths and shapes of the molded rubber fingertips were tested and characterized by how much force was required to displace a certain volume. With this data, the fingertips can be optimized for compactness in a more wearable design.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2019Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 33).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology