Bionic Toolkit

Bionic Toolkit

MSc - Final Major Project

This project explores how amputees can interact with the design world by
building design tools directly into the fingertips of the user.

Augmented Design

Jason Taylor deconstructed an MRI scan of his own arm and created a clean 3D model of all bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons in 3DS Max.

He was then able to reconstruct this by designing various mechanisms to allow for anthropomorphic movement and easily interchangable tools.

The result is an easy to control device that allows the user to design, using only 3 sensors but producing 23 degrees of freedom (DOF's)

The arm runs on arduino, servos, myoelectric sensors and a Lithium Polymer battery (LiPo).