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Appl. Sci., Volume 9, Issue 20 (October-2 2019) – 278 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) A lightweight and anthropomorphic design of prosthetic hands is always desired by arm amputees. [...] Read more. A lightweight and anthropomorphic design of prosthetic hands is always desired by arm amputees. This study aimed to attain a balance between the two factors of dexterity and light weight, by realizing diversiform hand motions while reducing the weight as far as possible. An anthropomorphic prosthetic hand was designed with only three servomotors embedded in a human-sized palm, which has multiple functions such as a stable/adaptive grasp and passive hyperextension. The anthropomorphic hand with a weight of only 132.5 g could achieve 13 grasp types with over 80% of the grasp motions under Cutkosky taxonomy. View this paper.