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KIT Prosthetic Hand

A five-finger 3D printed hand prosthesis with an underactuated mechanism, sensors and embedded control system. It has an integrated RGB camera in the base of the palm and a colour display in the back of the hand. All functional components are integrated into the hand, dimensioned according to a 50th percentile male human hand. Accessible via a simple communication interface (serial interface directly or via Bluetooth) or controllable via buttons. Camera and display allow for studies on vision-based semi-autonomous grasping and user feedback in prosthetics. As a stand-alone device the hand allows easy usage in different environments and settings.

Key features:
  • Serial communication and Bluetooth low energy
  • RGB camera and OLED colour display
  • Fast, integrated microprocessor (216 MHz)
  • Adaptive, compliant grasping behaviour
  • I²C interfaces for additional sensors
Possible applications:
  • Sensor application and sensor fusion
  • Semi-autonomous control
  • Prosthetics
  • Grasping and Manipulation
  • Prosthetic user feedback

Access information

Corresponding infrastructureKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
High Performance Humanoid Technologies Lab (H²T)
LocationAdenauerring 2, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Unit of accessWorking day

Technical specifications

Processor:ARM Cortex M7
Full finger flexion speed:1.3s
Finger force:7.5 – 11.8 N
Hook grasp force:120 N
Power supply:12V, 2A peak
Interface:serial / Bluetooth LE
Camera:1.2 MP RGB
Display:OLED colored

Additional information

Additional Information available here.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730994


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