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Robotic Hand

Market: Medical | Product Line: Load Cells


Robotic Hand Prosthesis designed and built by a university, that is controlled by thought and returns tactile sensations.

Customer Challenge:

In need of a sensor with independent voltage outputs, with measurements proportional to the force applied, on two axes. The sensor provides the tactile sensation feedback.

SMD Sensor Solution:

Strain Measurement Devices supplied the customer with a M200 dual axis load cell, which uses sputtered thin film strain gauge high technology to create a compact, rugged sensor with exceptional long-term stability. The sensor can measure both the X and Y axes on a probe, with the outputs translated into tactile feedback signals through software. A second sensor was designed to measure tendon forces which was used to measure tensile forces.