A61H 1/0274, A61H 1/0286, A61H 1/0288, A61F 2/583, A61F 5/05866, A61F 5/013, A61F 2002/6872, A61F 2/70, A61F 2/72, G01D 5/35345
In one embodiment, an orthotic gripper includes a flex sensor configured to detect flexion and extension of a wrist of a user of the gripper, and a gripping mechanism comprising a thumb link configured to attach to a thumb of the user and a finger link pivotally connected to the thumb link and configured to attach to one or more fingers of the user, the gripping mechanism being configured to move the finger link toward the thumb link when the flex sensor detects flexion of the wrist and to move the finger link away from the thumb link when the flex sensor detects extension of the wrist.
Blasse, Catherine Marie; Miller, Daniel Stewart; and Gatto, Amber Lynn, "Orthotic grippers" (2020). USF Patents. 1215.
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