Sunday, 10 May 2015
Within Arm's Reach: Students 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands
Students designed custom modifications for the 3D printed prosthetic hands, such as light-up "tendons" for this child's hand.
One group designed a removeable part in the palm.
For children it's designed to hold superhero adaptations, and for adults, a magnet or flashlight.
Most of the groups only saw an image of their client's hand on a table next to a ruler and quarter.
The "demo-hand" is a larger model hand that had been 3D printed.
One group designed a cane with a proximity sensor that beeps to alert the user when objects are getting closer.
The proximity sensor on the bottom of this cane is designed to alert the user when object are getting closer.
Professor Jonathan Muckell (at right) talks with students.
The e-NABLE project is an open-source, online community project.
One of the children who recieved a hand in December, when UAlbany students donated four 3D printed prosthetics.