Smart Prosthetic Adjusts Grip Automatically

Smart Prosthetic Adjusts Grip Automatically
A smart robotic hand able to automatically adjust its grip brings a new level of dexterity to prosthetic hands.

The prosthetic hand features a computer system that works with muscular-activity-detecting electrodes to learn the activity patterns associated with different finger controls. That information is then used, along with pressure sensors on the inside of the hand, to trigger the hand to contract automatically and grasp an object. The system can even detect when an object is slipping and grip tighter to hold it, taking some of the burden off the user to make controlling the prosthetic less taxing.

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