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Bos, R.A. (author), Haarman, CJW (author), Stortelder, T. (author), Nizamis, K (author), Herder, J.L. (author), Stienen, AHA (author), Plettenburg, D.H. (author)
The development of dynamic hand orthoses is a fast-growing field of research and has resulted in many different devices. A large and diverse solution space is formed by the various mechatronic components which are used in these devices. They are the result of making complex design choices within the constraints imposed by the application, the...
journal article 2016
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Bos, R.A. (author), Plettenburg, D.H. (author), Herder, J.L. (author)
This study does not describe a success-story. Instead, it describes an exploratory process and the lessons learned while designing a compliant mechanism for a dynamic hand orthosis. Tools from engineering optimization and rapid prototyping techniques were used, with the goal to design a mechanism to compensate for hypertonic or contracted finger...
conference paper 2017
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Bos, R.A. (author), Plettenburg, D.H. (author)
The addition of a cosmetic glove to an upper limb prosthesis has a distinct effect on the cosmetic value, but its viscoelastic behaviour adds a substantial amount of stiffness and hysteresis to the system. As a result, the overall usability of the prosthesis is degraded. A novel negative stiffness element is designed to compensate for the...
journal article 2017
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Bos, R.A. (author), Nizamis, Kostas (author), Plettenburg, D.H. (author), Herder, J.L. (author)
People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy are currently in need of assistive robotics to improve their hand function and have a better quality of life. However, none of the available active hand orthoses is able to address to their specific needs. In this study, the use of hydraulic technology is proposed in the design of an active hand...
conference paper 2018
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Bos, R.A. (author), Plettenburg, D.H. (author), Herder, J.L. (author)
While designing a dynamic hand orthosis to assist during activities of daily living, the designer has to know whether a concept will have sufficient grasp performance to support these activities. This is often estimated by measuring the interaction force at the contact interface. However, this requires a prototyping step and limits the...
journal article 2019
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