Title

LIMB 16

Faculty Advisor

Gaudette, Glenn R.

Faculty Advisor

Planchard, David Clifton

Abstract

The objective of this MQP is to create a low cost, scalable, wrist powered, 3D-printed prosthetic hand with the goal to publish the design files as open-source and public domain. Current 3D printed prosthetic hand designs do not lend themselves to selective scaling which causes kinematic failures. Improper selective scaling and initial design also negativity effects the assembly and the ability to address field serviceability. Through material, kinematic, and manufacturability studies, various generation prototypes were created. Using a unique design incorporating equation based dimensions and parameters along with improved user interface and instructions provided successful results.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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