Vol.6, No.3, August 2017.                                                                                                         ISSN: 2217-8309

                                                                                                                                                 eISSN: 2217-8333


TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Design of an Accessible, Powered Myoelectrically Controlled Hand Prosthesis


Osman Onur Akirmak, Çağdaş Tatar, Ziya Gökalp Altun, Yuriy Mishchenko


© 2017 Osman Onur Akirmak et al, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 6, Issue 3, Pages 479-483, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM63-07, August 2017.




In this paper we describe accessible myoelectric prosthetic hand design based on modification of existing mechanical prosthesis and off-the-shelf parts and components. Despite significant advances in myoelectric prosthetics, such existing devices remain out of reach of the majority of the patients needing them due to high costs and complexity. We describe a simple design that can be assembled based on existing or readily acquirable parts at approximately 1/100 of the cheapest commercially available alternative. Our design offers wrist disarticulation patients in developing countries an affordable myoelectric prosthesis with significant capacity for improving their quality of life.


Keywords – electromyography, sEMG, robotic prosthesis, bionic hand, neural prosthesis.



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