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Biomechatronics design of a novel artificial arm

Mohd Ali, A. Malik and Abdul Jamil, M. Mahadi (2013) Biomechatronics design of a novel artificial arm. In: The 2013 Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON-2013), 23 Oct - 25 Oct 2013, Pavilion Queen’s Bay, Krabi, Thailand.

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This paper presents a biomechatronic approach to the design and fabrication of an artificial arm, focusing on designing artificial shoulder, biceps, wrist and hand. The proposed design provides a novel tool towards upper limb amputee rehabilitation process. Detail 3D designs of the artificial arm are described including an elbow powered by a car’s power window motor, DC motor powered wrist and a string actuated Artificial Hand Gripper (AHG) with 5 artificial fingers which acts as slave controlled by a Smart Glove (master). The AHG incorporates a master-slave system which proven suitable for Mirror Visual Feedback (MVF) therapy experimented on subject towards the completion of this research. There are many hand prostheses which is commercially available, however, due to the disadvantages such as weight, expensive and complex mechanism, this paper proposed new ideas on problem solving by providing an artificial arm which gives good cosmetic appearance, functional, low-cost and users friendly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomechatronic; rehabilitation; artificial arms; 3D and mirror visual feedback
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ210.2-211 Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms.
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:21
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9730
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