Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2019
Bioengineering; Mechanical Engineering
Through a partnership with Indian non-profit Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, we designed a functional, robust, and and low cost electrically powered prosthetic hand that communicates with unilateral, transradial, urban Indian amputees through a biointerface. The device uses compliant tendon actuation, a small linear servo, and a wearable garment outfitted with flex sensors to produce a device that, once placed inside a prosthetic glove, is anthropomorphic in both look and feel. The prosthesis was developed such that future groups can design for manufacturing and distribution in India.
Ferris, Jamie; Lim, Shiyin; Mehta, Michael; and Misuraca, Evan, "Human-centered Electric Prosthetic (HELP) Hand" (2019). Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses. 52.