IntentSense: A Bionic Glove for Amputees

Posted by Adithya Ganesh
We have delivered a TEDxKids talk at SMU: http://www.tedxsmu.org/talks/adithya-ganesh-vinjai-vale-tedxkids-smu-2013/ We are open-sourcing here: http://www.intentsense.org We are open sourcing (freely giving away) the design and software at our website for developers and hobbyists. IntentSense is a prosthetic control system for finger amputations that is low cost, noninvasive, and easy to use. The bionic glove senses the user's intent by measuring the position of the healthy fingers, and it can then move a robotic finger to the desired location. After running millions of simulations, the intent sensing success rate with one amputated finger was 96.5% and the success rate with two amputated fingers was 92.5%. The prototype only costs $100, allowing manufacturers to easily build upon our work. We have published our solution in the International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems. "myHand Z first test" by Alvaro Villoslada at 00:24 shared under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.
Posted January 16, 2014
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