Mechatronic Hands: Prosthetic and Robotic Design
This book describes the technical design characteristics of the main components that go into forming an artificial hand whether it is a simple design that does not have a natural appearance or a more complicated design where there are multiple movements of the fingers and thumb. Mechanical components form the structure of any hand while there are some lesser known ideas that need to be explored such as how to process a slip signal.
Topics covered include;
- the design of artificial hands for people, who through trauma or congenitally, only have one or no natural hands
- technical design characteristics of the main components that go into forming an artificial hand
- robot hand control
- hand assessment
About the Author
Paul H Chappell is an Associate Professor of Medical Engineering in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton (UK). Dr Chappell has published over 160 papers and has extensive teaching experience in power electronics, electromechanical design and medical electronics. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a Member of the Institute of Physics.
Mechatronic Hands: Prosthetic and Robotic Design is essential reading for researchers and advanced students in the fields of robotics, prosthetics and mechatronics as well as professional engineers and prosthetists in industry and at various universities and hospitals, who are involved in the design and manufacture of prosthetic hands.