Inspiration

We were inspired to do this project because of all of the advancements in wearable technology (Cheaper, more accurate) which could greatly reduce the cost of prosthetic and allow people who couldn't before afford this tech to be able to.

What it does

Helping Hand is a prosthetic hand that uses Arduino and a MYO armband to move a prosthetic hand with servos. This hand has a few simple to pick up gestures that correspond to hand movements.

How we built it

This was built using CAD, Arduino IDE, and Raspberry pi using python. https://quik.gopro.com/v/Md4fiIWDOy/

Challenges we ran into

The MYO arm data was/is very difficult to read and generate an accurate reading

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Putting this entire project together will all of its moving parts

What we learned

MYO arm band can be a very difficult peripheral to hack with

What's next for Helping Hand

Looking for cheaper sensors that give us the most accurate data for the least amount of money. Also improving the overall design of the hand to incorporate a "living" hinge rather than the torsion springs we used.

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