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Initial Clinical Evaluation of Pointdexter - A Dexterous Prosthetic Fingertip

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posted on 2020-08-21, 19:02 authored by Carlos Martinez-Luna, Thane Hunt, Carlton King, Todd Roberts, Brianna Rozell, Debra Latour, Todd Farrell, Liberating Technologies, Inc.Liberating Technologies, Inc.
Pointdexter, a dexterous fingertip terminal device, was designed to optimally combine the functions of prosthetic hands and hooks in a single upper-limb terminal device. Pointdexter adds an additional, selectable, dexterous grasp option focused on manipulating small objects. The current design is a two-tonged add-on to existing multi-articulating hands. The pointer finger on the hand is replaced with dexterous tonged end-effector in the fingertip and is driven with standard control signals. Functional outcomes were used to quantify the change in small object grasping ability created by Pointdexter.

Poster for Initial Clinical Evaluation of Pointdexter - A Dexterous Prosthetic Fingertip. Presented at the 2019 American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly Meeting.


Pointdexter: A Prosthetic Fingertip Terminal Device

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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