University of Oxford: Researchers develop new breath-driven concept set to transform access to hand prosthetics

University of Oxford: Researchers develop new breath-driven concept set to transform access to hand prosthetics. “By regulating their breathing, users power a small purpose-built Tesla turbine that can accurately control the prosthetic finger movements. The volume of air needed to power the unit can be achieved by young children and the gearing in the unit determines the speed of the grasping action. Cable and harness free, the device is lightweight and suitable for children and adolescents who are still growing. Minimal maintenance and training are needed for ease of use in comparison to other prosthetic options.”

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