Development of a grip aid system using air cylinders

Motoki Takagi, Kie Iwata, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Shin Ichiroh Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Koyama, Takashi Komeda

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Abstract

We have been developing a grip aid system using air cylinders to assist elderly who have weak grasping force to have daily living activities. The system is small and light weight. In this paper, mechanism to assist thumb, index, and middle fingers using one air cylinder for each finger, is proposed. and also control method of the device using a bending sensor to transfer their will to control the system is developed. Finally much kind of objects are grasped with an assist of the system and the result shows a potential of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09
Pages2312-2317
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 2
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2009 May 122009 May 17

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period09/5/1209/5/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Takagi, M., Iwata, K., Takahashi, Y., Yamamoto, S. I., Koyama, H., & Komeda, T. (2009). Development of a grip aid system using air cylinders. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA '09 (pp. 2312-2317). [5152246] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2009.5152246