Battery Blog Post

Conducted by:  Luis J. Martinez (Mission, Systems, and Test Engineer) Battery (Duration, Powertrain) As selected from our previous trade-off studies, the battery of choice for powering our Prosthetic Arm, in conjunction with the Prosthetic Hand, recognized as the Upper-Limb Prosthetic System was the 14.8V (4S), 1600–mAh Zippy Compact Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo) battery. Incorporated into our […]

Final Blog Post – Prosthetic Arm (Fall 2016)

Executive Summary Program Objective By Carolina Barrera   The objective of the Prosthetic Arm is to engineer and design an arm that will help position the hand in three-dimensional space. The arm should allow the hand to reach the mouth as well as the dinner table (tray) to allow the user to pick up food […]

Codding Prosthetic Arm

Written by: Fabian Suske Approved by: Carolina Barrera   Intro: In order to fulfill mission success, the selected components need to brought to live. Therefore the MCU Teensy needed to be programmed.   Objective: The objective of the Code is to read the EMG sensor, the temperature sensor, the kill switch as well as moving […]

Noise Requirement

written by: Fabian Suske Approved and Edited by: Carolina Barrera Intro: In order to fulfill the L2-13 subsystem requirement “Safety/Temperature sensor” a test has been carried out. This test followed the Verification and Validation Test Plan. The temperature sensor was implemented as a safety switch in the device. The feature is to prevent incidents when […]

Temperature Sensor / Safety

Written by: Fabian Suske Approved and edited by: Carolina Barrera Intro: In order to fulfill the L2-13 subsystem requirement “Safety/Temperature sensor” a test has been carried out. This test followed the Verification and Validation Test Plan. The temperature sensor was implemented as a safety switch in the device. The feature is to prevent incidents when […]