This paper describes the development and testing of a low-cost three-dimensional (3D) printed wearable hand exoskeleton to assist people with limited finger mobility and grip strength. The function of the presented orthosis is to support and enable light intensity activities of daily living and improve the ability to grasp and hold objects. The Sparthan Exoskeleton prototype utilizes a cable-driven design applied to individual digits with motors. The initial prototype is presented in this paper along with a preliminary evaluation of durability and performance efficacy.
The Sparthan Three-Dimensional Printed Exo-Glove: A Preliminary Evaluation of Performance Via Case Study
Manuscript received January 15, 2019; final manuscript received June 6, 2019; published online July 15, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Prasanna Hariharan.
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Georgiou, T. A., Asnaghi, D., Liang, A., and Agogino, A. M. (July 15, 2019). "The Sparthan Three-Dimensional Printed Exo-Glove: A Preliminary Evaluation of Performance Via Case Study." ASME. J. Med. Devices. September 2019; 13(3): 031007. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4043976
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