September 2008 Blog Posts (2)

Scientific American Article, General Update

I'm going to repeat myself (mostly) from the post I added to the main site; you never know who is looking at what.

For those of you who haven't seen it, our efforts to improve on the well-loved features of the out-of-production Trautman Hook have been profiled in Scientific American Magazine this month. In order to avoid any possibility of confusion with the old Trautman brand, we're going to refer to our new and… Continue

Added by Jon Kuniholm on September 22, 2008 at 8:09pm — No Comments

A New Hook Design, Phase 1: Idea Collection


Phase 1: Idea Collection

Idea collection Phase is in full swing! Here are some of the hook ideas I have collected so far

1) Adjustable or Selectable Prehension. This is an old idea where the user can adjust the pinch force on a VC device. This would allow users to handle both heavy and delicate objects.

2) Detachable third finger. This would allow different modules to attach directly to the device such as a knife holder or different… Continue

Added by Daniel Paulsen on September 7, 2008 at 8:57pm — 5 Comments

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