Talon Hand 3.0
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This is a wrist-powered device, so the user needs a wrist to be able to actuate the fingers.
Version 3 of the Talon Hand easier to build and more comfortable to wear than the Talon Version 2 and it still offers the superior grip strength and effortless actuation of version 2.7
Thanks go out to the designers of the "Complete Set of Mechanical Anatomically Driven Fingers", Ivan Owen of Mech Madness Designs http://mechmadnessdesigns.com/ ; Richard Van As of Robohand http://robohand.net/ ; Michael Curry, the designer of the Snap-Together Robohand ; and to all the collaborators in the e-NABLE global community.
Here's a clip of my son Peregrine putting on his Talon 2.2:
And here's he is playing at home:
After upgrading to 2.7, and some 2.0mm monofilament cables:
For more information or to get involved, visit http://enablingthefuture.org/
For the Talon version 3.X, follow the instructions for the Osprey:
Obviously, the structure of the Talon is a bit different. Here is a bill of materials:
The main difference is that you need a thin piece of leather for the "upper" of the Talon, whereas the dome-shaped palm of the Osprey takes foam. You may choose to apply orthopedic foam to the underside of the Talon's cable guide to protect the user during heavy gripping.
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