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Sensing And Force-Reflecting ExoskeletonSensing and force-reflecting exoskeleton (SAFiRE) provides control signals to robot hand and force feedback from robot hand to human operator. Operator makes robot hand touch objects gently and manipulates them finely without exerting excessive forces. Device attaches to operator's hand; comfortable and lightweight. Includes finger exoskeleton, cable mechanical transmission, two dc servomotors, partial thumb exoskeleton, harness, amplifier box, two computer circuit boards, and software. Transduces motion of index finger and thumb. Video monitor of associated computer displays image corresponding to motion.
Document ID
19930000663
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Eberman, Brian (EXOS, Inc.)
Fontana, Richard (EXOS, Inc.)
Marcus, Beth (EXOS, Inc.)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 17
Issue: 10
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
MFS-26194
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.