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Design of an anthropomorphic finger
The man's hand is considered a mechanical and sensitive tool, being the main organ of physical manipulation thanks to its two main functions of pressure and touch that allow it to perform movements and manipulate objects. A hand prosthesis is intended to provide functions to the absent limb, giving it movement and sensitivity.
The scientific advances in human biomechanics have allowed the development and implementation of hand prostheses with a high performance in simulation of movements with natural appearance, however the patient's perception regarding his prosthesis is a challenge that compromises the study of materials that allow to have real limb sensitivity.