Hiroshi Yamaura and team out of Japan designed Handie -- an affordable prosthetic hand with built-in myoelectric sensors that can read brain signals -- to counteract the high cost of dexterous prosthetic hands.
Instead of relying on an exclusive device for computation, Handie uses a regular old smartphone to compute the electrical impulses on the skin's surface. All components are easily modified and reproduced using a 3D printer.
The hand relies on one motor that changes trajectory depending on the shape of an object.
October 15, 2013 3:06 PM PDT
Photo by: Hiroshi Yamaura
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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