3D Printed Prosthetic Project
The 3D printed Prosthetic Project looks to build a 3D printed prosthetic hand for an eight-year-old child who was born with an upper limb disability, known as Symbrachydactyly. On his left hand, the child has three under-developed fingers which limit him from performing certain actions, such as catching a baseball, typing on a computer or playing on the monkey bars. The team is focused on building a 3D printed prosthetic hand that will allow him to accomplish these goals.
Building a prosthetic using 3D printing technology makes the prosthetic practical and accessible, especially for children who quickly outgrow prosthetics during their years of growth. Additionally, new designs of 3d printed prosthetics can be shared, modified and used by others in need anywhere from right next door to thousands of miles across the world. The team’s goal is to share our ideas and research on the technology of 3D printed prosthetics in order to help more people