TechConnect Innovation Program

Myoelectric prosthetic hand

Tecnológico de Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Myoelectric prosthetic hand externally powered by electrical signals produced in the muscles of the arm to generate two main movements, open/close the entire hand and open/close the index finger with the thumb. A single motor is used, which receives the electrical signals to perform the movements.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Our low cost prosthetic hand uses only one electric motor powered by electromyography signals to move the entire hand, simplifying its design and lowering manufacturing costs. Its simple mechanism can perform basic but essential hand movements, i.e. grab and lift objects among others.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 640

Website: www.itesm.mx

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: his research was funded through federal CONACYT grants in Mexico.

Primary Sources of Funding: Personal Savings, Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners