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General Information
    • ISSN: 1793-8198 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Mech. Manuf.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Co-editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta
    • Executive Editor: Cherry L. Chen
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to work with the editorial team and help make this journal better.

IJMMM 2018 Vol.6(4): 273-276 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2018.6.4.390

Prosthetic Arm and Hand Design

Dildar Ahmed Saqib, Urwah Arif, Jahan Zaib Islam, and Muhammad Qasim
Abstract—The research work presents the design of prosthetic arm and hand. It’s a bioengineering approach in order to develop a robotic arm and hand for the disabled persons, resembling human upper limb. Usually, prosthetic arm is less efficient and it requires multiple data channels for multiple degrees of freedom. We have developed a prosthetic arm and hand using single data channel to control four different movements i.e., hand opening/closing, supination/pronation of wrist, flexion of arm and extension of arm. Prosthetic is being used by disabled persons who have been paralyzed during warfare or any other critical injury due to neuro muscular diseases. Signal acquisition is made through muscle sensor and after the purification and pre-filtering of the achieved signal, Arduino microcontroller has been used to control the motion of the upper limb. Arm and gripper is made of acrylic material while support and base is made from aluminum and iron respectively. The various motions were differentiated on the basis of classification of their respective amplitude values. EMG sensor is interfaced with upper limb of human body to receive signal from human muscle and motion of each joint is actuated by its respective motor accordingly.

Index Terms—Decomposition of EMG myoware sensor signal, prosthesis, upper limb prosthesis, upper limb amputation, upper-extremity amputee.

The authors are with University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan (e-mail: 2013mc146@student.uet.edu.pk).


Cite: Dildar Ahmed Saqib, Urwah Arif, Jahan Zaib Islam, and Muhammad Qasim, "Prosthetic Arm and Hand Design," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 273-276, 2018.

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