Improvement of an underactuated prosthetic hand based on grasp performance evaluation

Geon Ho Lee, Hyo Chan Kwon, Kwon Hee Kim

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It has been shown that the adaptive grasp feature can be implemented by underactuated robotic hands with a minimal number of actuators. Following this approach, a new design of prosthetic hand is presented. A method is proposed for evaluating grasp performance using cylinders, spheres, and square bars of various sizes. The effects of the major design parameters were investigated experimentally and an improved design is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-849
Number of pages7
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, A
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1


  • Design of experiments
  • Grasp performance evaluation
  • Prosthetic hand
  • Underactuated mechanism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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