By: Bryce Johnson
As of now, the prosthetic hand is in a state of partial completion. All of the 3D printed parts are made and the majority of the components needed have been obtained. The fingers of the hand have been assembled and will be ready to attach to the motors once they have been tested for functionality. There are three main aspects of the project that the group is currently working on: construction of the prototype hand, EEG sensor research, and hand control systems. The group aims to have the hand built by the end of October. For the rest of the semester the plan is to add functionality to the hand by having it mimic a human hand’s motion along with continued research relating to EEG sensors and control of the hand using an EEG sensor as the input. This prosthetic hand is an exciting way for students to work on a challenging interdisciplinary project having a real world impact. New team members are always welcome. Our Facebook group, WSU Robotics Medical Device Team, announces our meeting times and has additional information about our project.