A team member testing GRASP's functionality during its first design.
GRASP is UBC Bionics' first attempt at the creation of a smart prosthetic arm. Our current design of the arm features a variety of functionalities including:
- Object recognition via an onboard camera
- Various hand and finger grips
- Integration with machine learning
- Incorporation of an ergonomic design using a shoulder sling and consolidated electrical components
The use of soft materials to create an anthropomorphic design that reduces social stigma and allows for more satisfying human-to-human interaction.
The use of two levels of control, myoelectric and electromechanical, to bridge the gap between patient preferences and technological limitations.
The use of 3-D printing to reduce costs and allow for rapid manufacturing of the hand.
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