NBDM - What does NBDM stand for? The Free Dictionary
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Abbreviations: ADL = activity of daily living, DC = direct current; DIP = distal interphalange; DOF = degree of freedom; MCP = metacarpal phalange; MIMO = multiple input, multiple output; NBDM = nonbackdriveable mechanism; PIP = proximal interphalange; VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.
NBDMs allow the finger to maintain high grip forces (assisted by compliance in the mechanism) without continued current draw from the battery.