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Mr Callum Thornton,  

Research Student (PhD)

School of Engineering
University of Warwick

Room: D229J
Fax: +44 (0)24 76 524560

Modelling and Analysis of Hand Motion in Everyday Activities with Application to Prosthetic Hand Technology

My research aims to create a mechanistic mathematical model of the human hand in order to give a greater understanding of how the hand works and, through the application of this knowledge, reduce the cost of upper limb prostheses. The current state-of-the-art in taxonomies of common hand grasps used in everyday activities will be evaluated and updated to include modern day, finer scale, tasks (such as the use of keyboards and mobile phones). This research is part of a wider study, in collaboration with UHCW and UCL, titled “Sensorimotor Prosthesis for the Upper Limb: Evaluation and Design”. The overall goal of this study is to collect novel data which allows the development of a low-cost upper limb prosthesis with haptic feedback.

For a poster further describing this work, please click here.

Source: Callum Thornton