Navigation Links
HDT Develops Robotic Arm Technology for DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 Program
Date:12/16/2009

SOLON, Ohio, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HDT Engineered Technologies (HDT), a leader in the development of next generation technologies and a principal subcontractor for the mechanical development of the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL), led development of new anthropromorphic arm technology that will give patients improved, dexterous control of a prosthetic arm and hand, including a sense of touch.

As part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009 (RP2009) project, the MPL overcomes the limitations of conventional mechanical prostheses, which are not capable of tactile feeling, have a limited range of motion and are difficult to control.

HDT is a member of a team led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), developing a sophisticated mechanical prosthesis to mimic the sensory-motor capabilities of a natural hand and arm. Now moving into Phase 3 development, the RP2009 technology will provide patients greater functionality and more intuitive, thought-controlled movement of the artificial limb.

"HDT Engineered Technologies is proud to be a part of the DARPA and JHU/APL team," said Dr. Tom Van Doren, Vice President of Robotic Systems at HDT Engineered Technologies. "Our mission is to promote human welfare through the advancement of robotic systems, and our technological innovations supporting this project are a step forward in meeting that mission."

In conjunction with partners including Kinea Design, Cielo Solutions, and Van Doren Designs, HDT developed key components of the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL). Those components allow the fingers and opposing thumb to conform to irregularly shaped objects and have tactile (haptic) fingertip sensors enabling patients to sense temperature, textures, pressure and friction. The limb components are modular and allow the fingers and hand to attach to the highly dexterous arm without additional wiring. The new prosthetic arm technology utilizes up to 20 motorized joints, mimicking human arm movements with greater range of motion than current state-of-the-art prosthetic arms.

National Geographic Magazine features the MPL technology on the cover of their January 2010 issue.

About HDT Engineered Technologies:

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Engineered Technologies is a proven leader in design, development and production of integrated, deployable solutions for government, commercial and military customers. For more information, visit www.hdtglobal.com.

SOURCE HDT Engineered Technologies


'/>"/>
SOURCE HDT Engineered Technologies
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Panel of Osteoarthritis Experts Develops Optimal Profile of Exogenous Hyaluronic Acid
2. Saft Develops Super-Phosphate(TM) Technology for Rigorous Defense Applications
3. Binghamton Research Group Develops New Cancer Treatment
4. Siemens Corporate Research Develops RAPID2 System for Fast Discovery of Discriminative Pathogen Signatures
5. Bad News to Bad Bugs: Northern Antibiotics Develops Novel Polymyxins With Reduced Toxicity
6. Nventa Develops Proprietary Vaccine Adjuvant
7. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Develops and Launches Best-In-Class Electronic Navigator (eNAV(TM)) Patient Care System
8. Health Robotics to Unveil TPNstation(TM) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists on December 7th
9. Health Robotics Reaches 100% Asia-Pacific Coverage Through its New Exclusive Distribution Contract With BioRobotics in Korea
10. El Camino Hospital Expands Robotic Surgery Program
11. ATS Medical Announces First in World Human Robotic Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/27/2017)... Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global digital ... its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. Oz Show ... Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show kicked off ... The segment features ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics License ... of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ... to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in the ... "We are disappointed by ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a ... targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the ... facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated ... Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out ... free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting ... children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing ... open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in ... to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized ... have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October ... a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):