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Ambidextrous robot hand

The initial aim is to produce an anthropomorphic ambidextrous robotic hand driven by compliant ‘air muscles’ capable of actuation via a mobile platform.

Primary function is for use in treating sufferers of phantom limb syndrome. Secondary include medical/robotic research and use in theatrical performances.

The ambidextrous robot hand is an artificial structure for which the fingers are able to curve in one way or another, to have both a right and a left hand in the same design. Controllable from the internet, it can be used as online physiotherapy architecture for at-home patient treatments, such as rehabilitation programs or relief of phantom pains.

The developed 3-D printed robot hand allows us to explore a number of future directions including control and stability issues, design and implementation of the ambidextrous arm, integration of developed robotic hand into the

Summary of selected publications on design and implementation of ambidextrous robot hand can be found at (Under Selected Publications section).

Meet the Principal Investigator(s) for the project

Dr Tatiana Kalganova
Dr Tatiana Kalganova - DEGREES AWARDED PhD Napier University Research-engineer degree Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics, Minsk, Belarus MSc (distinction) Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics, Minsk, Belarus ACADEMIC POSTS 2000-present Lecturer Brunel University London 2003-2011 Business Fellow London Technology Network, LTN Link between research activities at Brunel University London and industry 1997-2000 PhD student Napier University 1994-1997 Research Assistant Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio-electronics

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Project last modified 12/10/2023