Bionic Artificial Muscle Prosthesis

Aiming to make a more dexterous functional hand for disabled children and people.

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The e-nable hand has put alot of smiles on alot of faces, however, it's functionality is dubious at best. The technology exists to create a much more functional open source prosthetic hand.

Recent advances in open source EMG and my artificial muscles allow something to be realized that can utilize many more degrees of freedom than the e-nable hand allows.

Using 3d printing and the things I've developed I will be attempting to build a prosthesis, it will serve as an important precursor to my powered armor exoskeleton in terms of skills required.

Olimex has recently released an open source EMG shield for the assduino. I know how much people hate it on here so it's important to use one.

I lucked out hard and practically stole 10 tubes of SS-25 conductive electrical/thermal silicone off of ebay for cents on the dollar. This will allow me to scale up my artificial muscle production drastically look at this link for more.

There are these boards available on ebay that should suffice for switching high current ultra-capacitors to drive the muscles.

This entails finishing the ultra capacitors first but I am very close to higher energy densities than lithium ion which will be required to reduce bulk of the finished prosthesis.

A whole new hand will need to be designed the e-nable is simply too simple to be of use. The aim of this project is to produce something that can be built for under 500 dollars with robust materials that can stand up to everyday use and also scale with a growing child.

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  • 1 × Electroactive Polymer Artificial Muscles in Heat Pipes
  • 1 × DMSO graphene Silver NaCl based skin electrodes
  • 1 × Beagle Bone Black
  • 1 × Lithium Sulfur Silica batteries
  • 1 × Aqueous Lithium Sulfate Symmetric Super Capacitors.

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DIGI wrote 03/30/2016 at 00:11 point

So, that looks like master chief's arm, stolen from Halo?
Also this technology exists. the 'research' you are waiting on, is the actual application of this idea. I know this because I deal with bionic/biotic group that share advancements of current technology.
I should mention that these arms also feature custom built 3D printed parts to fit the wearers desire.

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MECHANICUS wrote 03/30/2016 at 00:21 point

Stolen? And the e-nable arms that look like iron man's arm is stolen? It's called artistic license and no the tech does not exist. 

You for sure do not have heat pipe artificial muscles, reusable better functioning EMG pads, ultra-capacitors, and potassium sulfur silica, or lithium sulfur silica batteries so I guess keep dreaming:)

I have a 3d printer and will be printing custom parts... if I can find a specific person this will be made for, so wrong again.

But if you would like to quit sounding jealous and contribute, you know what to do.

I forgot to mention the research I am waiting on is the research I am doing myself.

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