Accession Number : AD1030338

Title :   Tactile Sensing Reflexes for Advanced Prosthetic Hands

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2016

Corporate Author : SynTouch, LLC Los Angeles United States

Personal Author(s) : Fishel,Jeremy A ; Berke,Gary M ; Matulevich,Blaine ; Muller,Kelsey A ; Peck,Raymond

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The purpose of this research is to develop and clinically validate a novel tactile sensing technology and control algorithm to improve grasping performance in amputee users of myoelectic prosthetic hands. The planned scope of research for this reporting period were to:1) develop and evaluate improved tactile sensors to be used in future clinical studies, 2)make progress on the development of customized electronic controllers for these prosthetic hands, and to 3) design novel outcome measures and submit the plans for able-bodied human research to validate these novel measures for IRB/HRPO approval. Specific aim 3 is ahead of schedule and IRB/HRPO approval has been obtained and data collection is currently underway. Major findings during this reporting period include 1) the design and construction of novel robust sensor designs and testing of these designs, 2) development of a controller development board to test the programming and function necessary for clinical testing, and 3) the development of novel outcome measures to evaluate visual and cognitive distraction while grasping and the IRB/HRPO approval to validate these measures with able-bodied subjects.

Descriptors :   prostheses and implants , upper limb prostheses , amputees , hands , clinical medicine

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE