Assistive Hand Exoskeletons: The Prototypes Evolution at the University of Florence

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Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 68)


Robotic assistance to hand-impaired people represents an as difficult as important challenge. In this context, the research work of the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Florence (UNIFI) led to a tailor-made wearable device for rehabilitative and assistive purposes. In this paper, the synthesis of the development process, sequentially ordered, is given.


Hand Exoskeleton Finger Mechanism Finger Dimensions Kinematic Architecture Basic Hand Movements 
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The authors would like to thank the University of Florence and the Don Carlo Gnocchi foundation which have supported this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering (DIEF)University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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