A. Vaz (India) and S. Hirai (Japan)
Bond Graphs, Modelling and Simulation, Prosthesis.
Bond graph modeling of a prosthetic mechanism,
proposed earlier by the authors, is presented here. The
prosthesis is useful for persons who have lost some, but
not all, fingers of the hand, and have the ability to use the
remaining fingers. The mechanism uses the ability of
these remaining fingers on the hand to provide movement
to prosthetic fingers of the mechanism. The prosthesis is
to be worn on the hand as a glove. The modelling
includes various components of the mechanism and the
contact interaction due to soft material at the object-rigid
skeletal link interface. The model has been simulated for
some common tasks.