Gallery: Two Makers Create a $150 Open-Source 3D-Printed Prosthetic Han...

 

Two men living on opposite sides of the planet have teamed up to design and build a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a five-year old named Liam, who was born with no fingers on his right hand. By combining low-tech mechanics and fast prototyping, the team developed the Robohand, a body powered device that can be personalized and costs only $150. The design is open-source and can be downloaded by anyone.

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  1. David Ng March 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Hi

    My uncle had undergo an operation which fails to save his 4 fingers on his left hand. Could you kindly advise if you could help to customise 1 set of this affordable robohand for him? We are located in Singapore.

  2. Jerri Stone December 6, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    How can I make or have made one of these great hands for my son? He is missing most of his left hand but he has a wrist and a small thumb. I am not that technically savvy. We live in Freeport Maine. Any advice?

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