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ITB Develops Bionic Hand Technology for Amputee

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The Biomechanics Research Team, Faculty of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (FTMD) of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) developed a bionic hand for amputees. The development of bionic hands is aimed at helping the amputees in Indonesia have prosthetic or additional hands at affordable prices. Until now, the price of prosthetic hands on the market can reach hundreds of millions of rupiahs.

The bionic hand development process is approximately 8 months from January to August 2019, starting from the design stage till the prototype. In the prototype that has been made, the bionic hand is able to do seven different grip patterns. These seven grip patterns are made based on the needs of most human hand functions, so that they are used to lift objects, hold pencils, carry bags, point something, and so on. This bionic hand has 5 fingers with 6 motors. 2 motors on the thumb to facilitate additional movement and 1 motor on each finger.

This bionic hand is the result of the fourth development. The development of bionic hands is still being done in order to obtain more stable results in its operation. The material used will also be updated because it still feels slippery when handling objects.

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