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Tactile Sensing Reflexes for Advanced Prosthetic Hands

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Technical Report,30 Sep 2017,29 Sep 2018

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SynTouch Montrose United States

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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 was to 1 evaluate and finalize the sensor to be used in a prosthetic hand, 2 validate, finalize, and miniaturize the controller to be used in these prosthetic hands, 3 conduct outcome measure studies and analyze findings, and 4 design and submit to IRB for a clinical study to assess the functional use of the prosthetic hand. Major findings during this reporting period include 1 the modification and selection of the prosthetic hand sensor, 2 verification and miniaturization of the controller board, 3 the successful completion of outcome measure studies to evaluate visual and cognitive distraction while grasping, and 4 the design and submission to IRB of a clinical study to use the previously verified outcome measure, and other measures for functional assessment of the developed prosthetic hand.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology

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