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The WPI Space Glove Design Project
Space Tech Conference: Anaheim, California
  • William W. Durgin, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Allen C. Hoffman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Holly K. Ault, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Francis C. Lutz, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Publication Date
9-23-1985
Abstract

WPI was one of four colleges and universities awarded NASA grants for student design and development of an improved glove for space suits. This paper traces the design, development and testing of the WPI prototype glove. Test results showed that the glove did not significantly limit hand and finger motion when pressurized at 8 psi, except in the spherical grip mode. This project demonstrated that problems originating from space technology provide excellent vehicles for student learning and can generate creative solutions.

Citation Information
William W. Durgin, Allen C. Hoffman, Holly K. Ault and Francis C. Lutz. "The WPI Space Glove Design Project" Space Tech Conference: Anaheim, California (1985) p. 8.26 - 8.41
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/allen_hoffman/3/