Tagged: Robotic Hand

3D printed Youbionic prosthetic hand can now be pre-ordered for $1,355

Youbionic prosthetic hand

The electronically controlled Youbionic hand has been in development for quite some time now, and now it is ready for commercial use. This 3D printed robotic hand is actuated with muscle movement and works quite well for people having a missing hand. Not only that, the prosthetic hand is ideal for people having some loss in motor function, and also for people who want an increased physical capability. However, I fail to understand why a person having no limb disability would go for this bionic hand.
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Indian engineers build low cost 3D-Printed robotic hand that is lighter, more efficient

indian-engineers buids 3D-printed hand

As 3D-printing technology is achieving more perfection, the day isn’t far when amputees would be able to regain their mobility as well as functionality through brain-controlled complex prosthetic exactly like real limbs. A team of Indian engineers claims to have invented a 3D-Printed prosthetic hand that is way far efficient and affordable than currently available prosthetic in the market. The team from the Amrita University in India showcased its innovation at the tree-day International Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Application (RAHA 2016) at Amrita University in Kollam, Kerala in India.

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Researchers develop robotic hand having the feeling of pain

Robotic hand with feeling of pain

We have come to a point where robots look so convincing you’ll look twice to confirm. But what about their ability to feel things like us? That is a complicated ability which requires a lot of research. Giving us all a new way to look at future robots who’ll look, behave and feel just like humans, Cornell have developed an advanced robotic hand. Headed by Robert Shepherd, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and principal investigator of Organic Robotics Lab, the robotic hand has feelings in its limbs.
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Brain-controlled robotic hand allows quadriplegia patients to perform everyday tasks

Mind Controlled Robotic
Researchers have achieved breakthrough in development of a non-invasive, brain-controlled robotic hand that can regain ability to perform daily tasks for quadriplegia patients. The entire set-up is like an exoskeleton consisting of a robotic hand and a cap-like headgear that read brain signals and eye movement of the wearer. The best part is that it doesn’t require surgical implantation or any sort of wet gel to work. The exoskeleton was successfully tested in Spain on various subjects. Read More…

MIT researchers develop mind-controlled robotic fingers that respond like normal fingers

Robotic fingers by MIT team

Researchers at MIT have developed a hi-tech mind-controlled robotic hand that can be strapped around user’s wrist or to any other part of the arm. The hand consists of two fingers that are flexible enough move 180 degrees. User can also control it with hand gestures to perform certain functions. Each finger has four pitch servos and total setup uses 11 motors to serve as multi-purpose system that can perform a vast range of functions such as grabbing things (upto 1kg). The robotic hand’s palm opens against user’s own palm to assist in lifting a bucket, as a gripper, to hold a pen when your real fingers are busy or to work as a joystick to play games, and so on. Read More…

Paralyzed man with robotic hand wired directly into the brain can feel his fingers

 

Prosthetic hand with sensory feel

A man paralyzed for over a decade, as a result of spinal cord injury, has been fitted with a robotic hand wired directly to his brain that allows him to feel almost naturally. Using the prosthetic hand developed by Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, a 28-year-old man is now able to feel not only when the hand is touched but also tell which finger is being touched.   Read More…

James Dyson Award winning 3D prosthetic hand is an affordable prosthetic for all

James dyson award winner

25-year-old, James Dyson Award winner, Joel Gibbard has developed a low cost 3D printed robotic prosthetic limb which can be custom produced in under 40 hours. This prestigious Award has always been about innovation and creativity – and when a design student comes up with a viable, cost effective solution that can change more than a few lives for good; recognition is due. Undoubtedly, Open Bionics, as Gibbard’s 3D prosthetic hand is called, has been adjudged winner of the UK leg of the James Dyson Award. Read More…

Wearable Nixie drone wins $500,00 at Intel Make it Wearable competition

Drone Nixie Flyable & Wearable Camera quadcopter

A month ago we acquainted you with Nixie which is a wearable drone that sits right on your wrist. Right at that moment we knew that this wearable drone quadcopter is something special and deserves the accolades for its functionality and design. Now, the fact is confirmed as Nixie drone has won the Intel Make it Wearable competition, sweeping the grand prize of $500,000 at a function held in San Francisco. Nixie drone is primarily targeted for adventure seekers who like to take that perfect selfie or shoot amazing video footage of themselves amid intense action.
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MIT scientists come up with robotic fingers to assist our hands

MIT Supernumerary Robotic Fingers

How about a little robotic help for performing some of everyday tasks? Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have just done that by developing a wrist-mounted device that supplements the human hand and could help with basic everyday chores. Basically, the robotic extension is just two extra fingers which can be used for grasping and thus leaving the hand to perform other duties. The device is worn around one’s wrist and the robotic fingers are positioned on either side of the user’s hand; one adjacent to the little finger and the other to the thumb.

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Teenage inventions that are changing the world we live in

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While most of the teenagers out there are busy enjoying their life to the fullest, a small bunch of them are always putting their mind into overdrive for innovative solutions to problems the world is plagued with. They don’t tinker around with fancy gadgets or upbeat toys, rather they make gizmos that even a veteran would be proud of. These kids might look innocent but what’s churning up in their mind is for all to see. And what’s important is that they rejoice every moment invested in creating these game-changing innovations. So, Let’s see what these teenage prodigies are doing to change the world we live in, and will one day become the pioneering entrepreneurs that world will remember for a long time.
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