The hand was developed with the help of mechatronics engineer Anthony Phan, who worked on it as part of his final year mechatronics thesis project.
When serious injury is inflicted upon the human finger, rehabilitation can sometimes be a lengthy and trying process. But researchers out of the Australian-based Curtin University have in order to aid the process in an efficient and affordable way. After the idea for the project, which was ultimately called the Assisted Finger Orthosis, was thought up by mechatronics engineer Dr Lei Cui and . The duo enlisted 3D manufacturing help from student Anthony Phan, who worked on the 3D printed hand exoskeleton for his mechatronics thesis project, as well as research assistance from Professor Garry Allison and David Parsons of Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences.
4th Year Mechatronics Thesis Topics 2006 - University of Sydney
The robotic hand exoskeleton designed by the Anthony Phan is a demonstration of how taking a cross disciplinary approach to design and development can create novel solutions to age old problems. The design which has received international attention was developed as part of a final year mechatronics thesis project.