Faculty Advisor

Billiar, Kristen

Faculty Advisor

Michalson, William R.

Faculty Advisor

Onal, Cagdas D.

Abstract

Existing prosthetics require significant user input, inhibiting device function and convenience. An assistive intelligence that could “feel” and “see” its environment, perform grasps, and provide feedback without excessive user interaction would give everyday functionality back to the wearer. This device, called Dexter, is a below-the-elbow prosthesis that can adjust its position, orientation, and grip based on visual and force feedback to detect objects and perform everyday activities. Dexter is the first intelligent anthropomorphic hand for everyday use and advanced research applications alike and provides an inexpensive, intuitive, and intelligent alternative to existing prosthetic hands.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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