- 公益社団法人 計測自動制御学会
- 計測と制御 (ISSN:04534662)
- vol.6, no.4, pp.236-241, 1967-04-10 (Released:2009-11-26)
Recently, the artificial hand has been studied and developed for the various purposes. One of them is hand prosthesis. There are many important problems in hand prosthesis. In developing an artificial hand, points to be remarked are the mechanism, the driving method, the driving circuit and the way to make it small and light.Imitating the shape and function of a human hand, we made a prototype model in order to clarify the problems of practical use.First merit of this phototype is having the possibility of operation by two different commands. One command uses a command disk. By turning the disk, the artificial hand repeats the predeturmind sequence of operation. The other command uses the EMG from the human hand.Second merit is in its function. The five fingers and the wrist move independently, so that it can perform complicated actions that are similar those performed by a human hand.Finally, the problems with this prototype model are taken up suggesting the countermeasures and making a prospect of future.