PRELIMINARY ACTIVITIES TOWARDS A BATTERY CONSUME OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM FOR PROSTHETIC HAND

Authors

  • Alessandro Varalda
  • Burim Kabashi
  • Marco Controzzi

Abstract

Optimization of the power consumption in Myoelectric hand prosthesis is a crucial issue that can affect the autonomy of the user and the weight of the device. This aspect seems to be barely addressed nowadays. Here we propose a high-level solution that can be implemented on a prosthetic hand, which combines a Current Sharing Algorithm and a Battery Management System with Optimal Output Current to: i) satisfy the daily requirements in terms of grasps and time, ii) enhance the battery life. This solution has been preliminarily implemented on the Mia Hand prosthesis (Prensilia SRL) showing promising results.

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Published

2022-08-09

How to Cite

[1]
A. Varalda, B. Kabashi, and M. Controzzi, “PRELIMINARY ACTIVITIES TOWARDS A BATTERY CONSUME OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM FOR PROSTHETIC HAND”, MEC Symposium, Aug. 2022.

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Section

Prosthetic Devices and Materials