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Helping Hand

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Helping Hand by 3dprntr_1 Apr 24, 2018
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Helping Hand by 3dprntr_1 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Summary

This is a 3D printable prosthetic hand with the aim of furthering the technology used to produce prosthetic hands. We have developed a prosthetic that combines the functionality of pervious 3D printable prosthetic hands. The notable features of this version include:

  • Wrist Circumduction Capability
  • Adaptive Grip (can conform to oddly shaped objects)
  • Natural (Less Mechanical) Feel to the User

Overview and Background

Helping Hand

The average cost of a prosthetic hand in the United States is $18,000. This high price prevents many families of lower income from getting hand prosthetics. The printable prosthetic hand project here at Anderson University is concerned with designing, developing, and building a prototype for a fully mechanical prosthetic hand. Our team is dedicated to producing a low cost prosthetic hand accessible to anyone. Team members are currently looking into the most efficient and cost effective methods of producing and testing such a product with aims of producing an effective open source prototype capable of replication and development improvements by other members of the open source community. We hope that the open source community can build upon our designs. Special thanks to FlexyHand2 and "Cathy's Lucky Fin."

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Print Instructions:

All parts other than "joint_4_qty15" and "bushing" are to be printed with PETG. "joint_4_qty15" and "bushing" are to be printed with Ninjaflex or Filaflex filament.

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