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Case Study - Force-Sensing Prosthetic Fingers

Posted by Peter Bermudez on Feb 20, 2019 10:35:22 AM

Sensing Systems and Micro-Measurements, a worldwide leader in strain gage technology, jointly published a case study discussing a collaborative project between Sensing Systems, the Department of Defense, and various medical schools. This project would not have been possible without the technological capabilities of Micro-Measurements' strain gage product line.


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Topics: Load Cells, Sensor Design, Strain Gaging, Medical Industry

Grasping the Future: Using Triaxial Sensors for Grasping Devices

Posted by Ricardo Bermudez on Dec 30, 2015 3:28:26 PM

Controlling a prosthetic arm naturally and with dexterity has long been a goal of the medical community. Previous prosthetics had only two sensors which limited their ability to open and close the hand. Lack of mobility is a serious challenge for a tool designed to grasp and manipulate. With the most recent technological development from Sensing Systems, however, all that has changed.Sensing Systems Corporation successfully developed tri-axial fingertip sensors that have been placed in bionic arms and are controlled by the user’s brain. These sensors are attached to the patient’s nerve endings and dedicated electronics that transmit electrical signals to and from the brain, commanding the artificial limb to move in a more natural life-like manner while restoring the user’s sense of touch. These revolutionary fingertip sensors also have applications beyond prosthesis.

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Topics: Load Cells, Sensor Design, Automotive Application, Medical Industry