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Control of a Powered Prosthetic Hand Via a Tracked Glove1

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Oguz Yetkin, Joe Sanford, Fahad Mirza, Roopak Karulkar, Sumit K. Das, Dan O. Popa

Next Generation Systems Group,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Texas at Arlington,
Arlington, TX 76019

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 16, 2015; published online April 24, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(2), 020920 (Jun 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1113; doi: 10.1115/1.4030132 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 16, 2015; Online April 24, 2015

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Tracking glove with Arduino microcontroller

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Steps involved in making a sewable sensor holder. (a)–(d) Three layer acrylic mold created with computer numerical control laser cutter used to mold a button with InstaMorph. (e) Molded button sewn onto glove. (f) Flexion sensor lined up with finger. (g) and (h) Hot air gun used to immobilize sensor after contacts have been soldered.

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Left—healthy limb adapter. Right—subject using adapter to perform a bimanual task.

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Raw data from flexion sensors on one finger on repeated opening and closing of the hand

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