ARTUS

The ARTUS Finger Exoskeleton is a passive device with a customizable fit that protects the fingers from over-overexertion. It is designed and produced by Digity GmbH, a spin-off of the University Medical Center Göttinger.

Description

The ARTUS is not a power-glove exoskeleton since it has no motors or actuators and is not a powered device. However, for what it achieves, it fits into the same category. This is a protective solution that safeguards from overextension of the fingers in repetitive work environments without sacrificing dexterity or mobility (as with any exoskeleton, the best way to understand it is to try it out for yourself).

The ARTUS stops the finger’s movement when the anatomical joint reaches its natural angle. It provides increased stability and control when pushing items in, typically in an assembly situation.

The designer prioritized user acceptance, and all efforts have been made to make the ARTUS feel like it is not even there when worn. It features a lightweight frame and a replaceable soft tip. A Digity Size Wizard acts as a user-friendly sizing tool.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 6 – 12 g (0.2 – 0.4 oz)
  • Good for 200,000 cycles at maximum stress (50N or ~5kg)
  • Good for at least 500,000 cycles at 80% of maximum stress (40N)

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Digity GmbH, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany, website

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