Onal, Cagdas Denizel
Popovic, Marko B.
Orthotics have recently advanced with the combination of soft-robotics and hydraulics. Utilizing WPIs own Hydro Muscle technology, this robotic brace aims to help patients with hand disabilities by providing fluid-powered exo-musculature assistance. Our goal was to perform specific gestures that provide a disabled patient with the force required to perform daily activities. Custom hydraulically-powered finger muscles were created and integrated into a thin glove, maintaining a lightweight and low-profile composition. This glove successfully manipulated all five fingers into three predetermined gestures, with adequate force to support activities of daily life.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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