DARPA Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program
Mechanical design and wire routing for a prosthetic arm with the strength of a 90th percentile male and the volume of a 50th percentile female. This was a 15 DOF forearm (3 DOF wrist, 12 DOF tendon driven hand). For this project we designed the routing of the tendons from the actuators through to the wrist. We developed a superstructure capable of supporting 300lb impulse loads and 50lb continuous loads.
The RIC press release has additional details.
CLIENT : Chicago PT
TAGS : Mechanical Design