University of Utah mechanical engineer Will Provancher uses his right hand to demonstrate the Active Handrest (Image: The University of Utah)
A prototype of the Active Handrest is shown here with a person using it to manipulate a stylus for writing or drawing (Image: The University of Utah)
Keeping a steady hand is vitally important for many professions where the use of a static or purely mechanical handrest just isn’t practical or possible. A new computer-controlled, motorized hand and arm support will let doctors, artists, machinists and others precisely control scalpels, brushes and tools over a wider area than otherwise possible, and with less fatigue.
Other Images from this Gallery