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Limited Movement Assistant for Arthritic Hands (LMAAH)

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Date Issued:
2015
Summary:
The purpose of this project is to create a mobile remote controller that operates a mechanical device that plays the piano. We have in our means to design a finger and wrist system that can play every key on the piano. The group has created 4 fingers that play the piano by pulling tendons on a robotic hand. The remote input device is a gloved sensor fitted with flexing sensors that monitor an arthritic patient’s joint movement. The controller then sends the signal to be amplified to a normal full range of motion. That signal is sent to the robotic hand which plays the piano. Linear movement of the wrist is transferred with a sliding device. This project was a success and actually was able to assist people in remotely playing a scale on the piano.
Title: Limited Movement Assistant for Arthritic Hands (LMAAH).
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Name(s): Pipitone, Anthony
Foley, Michael
Ferouz, Amir
McAlistar, Jonathan
Engeberg, Erik
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Libraries: Digital Library
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this project is to create a mobile remote controller that operates a mechanical device that plays the piano. We have in our means to design a finger and wrist system that can play every key on the piano. The group has created 4 fingers that play the piano by pulling tendons on a robotic hand. The remote input device is a gloved sensor fitted with flexing sensors that monitor an arthritic patient’s joint movement. The controller then sends the signal to be amplified to a normal full range of motion. That signal is sent to the robotic hand which plays the piano. Linear movement of the wrist is transferred with a sliding device. This project was a success and actually was able to assist people in remotely playing a scale on the piano.
Identifier: FA00005206 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00005206
Host Institution: FAU