A Novel Architecture for a Fully Wearable Assistive Hand Exoskeleton System

Nicola Secciani, Marco Pagliai, Francesco Buonamici, Federica Vannetti, Yary Volpe, Alessandro Ridolfi

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Robotics for Medicine and Healthcare is undoubtedly an important emerging sector of the newborn third millennium. There are many aspects in which this branch of robotics already operates; in this article, the focus will be on the so-called “Robotic assistive technology”. In particular, a novel electromechanical design for an assistive Hand Exoskeleton System is presented here. Since freedom of movement plays a crucial role in making actually usable an assistive device, the main point of innovation of the proposed solution lies in the complete wearability of the resulting system: including mechanics, control electronics, and power supply. From the combination of the authors’ previous experience with the improvements presented in this article comes a fully standalone tailor-made assistive device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanisms and Machine Science
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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