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Human Hand Bones - Thumb

by siderits, published

Human Hand Bones - Thumb by siderits Jan 15, 2012

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This project used a Next Engine Laser scanner and was undertaken in association with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the Center for Parabiotics Research.

Modify these files for example create a void space for an embedded sensor or attachment points for ligaments and tendons. Place a channel down the center for wiring or even lighting.

See blue image for example of modified file. Tip recess for sensor with attachement points for ligament and muscle wires.


Printed with Up3D! printer (you may need to scale individual files if they don't look correctly sized). You can find average hand bone sized several places on the web.

01 SCP- Scaphoid
02 LUN - Lunate
03 TRQ - Triquestrum
04 PIS - Pisiform
05 TRP- Trapezium
06 TRZ -Trapezoid
07 CAP -Capitate
08 HAM - Hammate

11 3MC - Third Metacarpal
12 4MC - Fourth Metacarpal
13 5MC - Fifth Metacarpal
14 PP - Proximal Phalange 1,2,3,4,5 fingers
15 MP - Middle Phalange 1,2,3,4,5 finger
16 DP - Distal Phalange 1,2,3,4,5 fingers

Image reference: http://home.comcast.net/~wnor/lesson5palmofhand.htm

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Hi. Thank you for the great model. I have a problem with the sizes. when I open each of the parts in cure, they all have a height of 0.8mm.
Their aspect ratio is not right. Is something wrong with my software setting?

I think you just need to scale up by a factor of 10.
I did the scan in mm but made the STL in CM.
My best;

Thank you! I have been creating bone models for teaching hand anatomy!

hello!! very nice files!!! i would like to know where did you take those bone structures from, mri or something like that? i want to work with it but i have to know where did it came from.. i´d really apreciate your help.

I think some of these files may be mislabeled. I printed the 2 PP and it turned out to be the 2 MC

You don't need to say it is free for use with robotics projects, that is already covered by the CC -by-sa licence you published this thing with. Or did you mean that it is not free for use in projects other than robotics?