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dc.contributor.advisorSangbae Kim.en_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Michelle X.,S.B.Massachusetts Institute of Technology.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-13T18:57:57Z
dc.date.available2019-12-13T18:57:57Z
dc.date.copyright2019en_US
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/123256
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2019en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (page 33).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn 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.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Michelle X. Chen.en_US
dc.format.extent33 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleCharacterizing grippers for transmitting prosthetic device for upper limbsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.oclc1130060862en_US
dc.description.collectionS.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineeringen_US
dspace.imported2019-12-13T18:57:55Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeBacheloren_US
mit.thesis.departmentMechEen_US


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