Robohand – OpenSource Prosthetics

<![CDATA[Screen Shot 2015-05-13 at 11.57.56 AMRobohand – OpenSource Prosthetics

Robohand started when South African Richard van As, had a woodworking accident and lost the fingers on his right hand.  As soon as he returned from the hospital he began researching a finger replacement for himself.  When he discovered that prosthetics were not affordable for most people and that there were no functioning replacement digits in existence, he set about making his own.

With the advent of affordable 3D printing Robohand was born. Making use of an online platform called Thingiverse they uploaded the free designs for Robohand and published an assembly manual on the same platform for 3D enthusiasts to create their own basic Robohand.]]>