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Hand prosthesis - Bronze Award at manus® 2011

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The prosthesis hand and fingers from Vincent Systems Gmbh are electrically automated and enable very realistic movement patterns. A challenge in the development phase was finding a solution that could be used in a small space while remaining functional and aesthetically pleasing. The metacarpophalangeal joint is moved directly by a geared motor and the middle joint is carried along by a flexible connection. All the axes involved in the movement are supported by plastic bushings made of iglide® J. A total of eight bearings are embedded in each finger, which absorb the various loads (static, pulse-type and oscillating) that occur.

 
Vincent Systems GmbH, Dr. Stefan Schulz, Weingarten, Germany
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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