3D the printing mechanized hand the Titan received James Dyson 2013
The Ekzoskeletny hand the Titan working at base of the accumulator and developed by 4 students of engineering faculty of Pensilvansky Institute, received Dyson 2013 merit.
The hand the Titan is an exoskeleton of the top part of a body, which people can use to lift heavy objects in operating time. Also it is used for rehabilitation of people with injury of a backbone. When workers constantly lift heavy subjects, day by day they face the overestimated risk to be traumatized in hands or a back.
That it to warn, the Titan increases force of hands of the user by 18 kg. Thus, it reduces slackness. The titan keeps on a back by means of braces to keep the correct bearing. The hand can be used to help the paralysed and traumatized clients to be restored and rehabilitate a motility. It also provides feedback with doctors which can be used for motivation of patients, tracing their improvements in time.
Students (all of them are mechanical engineers) were inspired with those exoskeletons which are in the market. Modern exoskeletons very expensive, stand above $100000. They longed to design something less precious, to help bigger number of people.
The team worked 8 months over hand creation the Titan. They studied available exoskeletons and last scientific projects, decided to concentrate on more truly part of a body because the main part of exoskeletons is intended for feet later. They developed mechanical, electric systems and a control system by means of the CAD program with application of such technologies as 3D the press and ChPU processing. Eventually they integrated various systems to make the functional durable model. All this cost less than $2000.
The hand the Titan is completed with a small cursor which puts in action a hand by means of steel cables. The hand is connected to a rigid bracket on a back, which is fixed by means of braces to detain the correct bearing. The cursor and drive system in compositions will transform energy to movement, increasing force actually on 20 kg. All hand weighs about 9 kg.
The team won a monetary prize in the size? 30000 on the following development. Also? 10000 were given to engineering faculty of Pensilvansky Institute, these means use on acquisitions of all suitable for 3D the press.
«The hand the Titan is shaking idea», – Sir James Dayson speaks. «However, that the team used modern, innovative and rather cheap production technologies, does this project to even more important». The team also is going to open general access to results of development of a hand the Titan that other scientists could make experiments and cooperate with developers and between itself.
Two other projects, Handie from the rising sun and Cortex Country from New Zealand received on? 10000. Handie is 3D a printing artificial limb of the hand, capable to return the lost abilities to people with the amputated extremities. Cortex it 3D printing bandage. Cortex – the revolutionary in development of strong, easy, ergonomic, waterproof, aired and reliable bandage bandages by means of technology 3D of the press.