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Application of 3D additive manufacturing and robotics for hand prosthetic design


MOJ Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
Diaz León C, Urriolagoitia Sosa G, Hernández Ramírez A, Romero Ángeles B, Islas Jiménez DI, Martínez Reyes J, Gallegos Funes FJ, Urriolagoitia Calderón GM

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Abstract

Currently the mechanical design of hand exoprostheses are perform from computational programs by generating numerical models without theoretical considerations and mainly producing an extremely robust component (which are antiesthetic) with excessive weight, so it is necessary to produce modifications into the development of these elements taking into account Robotics, Additive Manufacturing and the use of materials with little-known applications. Additionally, by applying these kind of techniques, costs can be reduced, the manufacture process can be simpler and less time consumed, and the developed product could be more efficiently.

Keywords

robust, antiesthetic, numerical models, robotics, computer, aided, design, computer aided, engineering, thermoplastic, elastomer

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