Prosthetic digit for use with touchscreen devices

  • US 11,083,600 B2
  • Filed: 06/18/2018
  • Issued: 08/10/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of manufacturing a digit for a prosthetic hand, the method comprising the steps of:

  • pivotably connecting at least one digit member to a base member which is attachable to the prosthetic hand, the digit member having a digit tip which is remote from the base member;

    at least partially covering the at least one digit member with at least one conductive substance which defines a conductive path which leads from the digit tip towards the base member;

    providing a cover to cover at least the digit tip, the cover having a cover tip which lies over the digit tip when in use;

    forming at least one aperture in the cover tip such that the aperture extends through the cover;

    inserting a portion of the at least one conductive substance into the at least one aperture such that the conductive substance is provided on an exterior of the cover tip and within the at least one aperture; and

    fitting the cover over the digit tip, such that the at least one conductive substance defines part of the conductive path from the exterior of the cover tip to the digit tip.

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