Stage 1: Explore
The first step in the project was to analyses the dynamic forces that must act on the hand in order to obtain the desired result. Once this is defined, the location, height and direction of reaction forces needed to obtain equilibrium in all positions of the hand where defined.
Second step in this stage is to develop a configuration that will apply all forces and is suitable for serial manufacturing. It was decided to develop a construction kit that can be assembled by the orthotist and adapted to the individual patient.