Tagged: Artificial hand

3D printed Youbionic prosthetic hand can now be pre-ordered for $1,355

Youbionic prosthetic hand

The electronically controlled Youbionic hand has been in development for quite some time now, and now it is ready for commercial use. This 3D printed robotic hand is actuated with muscle movement and works quite well for people having a missing hand. Not only that, the prosthetic hand is ideal for people having some loss in motor function, and also for people who want an increased physical capability. However, I fail to understand why a person having no limb disability would go for this bionic hand.
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Researchers develop robotic hand having the feeling of pain

Robotic hand with feeling of pain

We have come to a point where robots look so convincing you’ll look twice to confirm. But what about their ability to feel things like us? That is a complicated ability which requires a lot of research. Giving us all a new way to look at future robots who’ll look, behave and feel just like humans, Cornell have developed an advanced robotic hand. Headed by Robert Shepherd, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and principal investigator of Organic Robotics Lab, the robotic hand has feelings in its limbs.
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Japanese kid gets a 3D printed hand thanks to mom’s herculean effort

Seigo 3D printed hand

3D printed prosthetics have gifted many kids around the globe a new lease of life which is great for humanity. The kind of costs involved in making 3D printed prosthetics is far economical to the more hardcore prosthetics which are almost out of the reach of many people. One such company that has been helping kids with new economical prosthetics is e-NABLE and their first such initiative was helping Liam, a South African boy with missing fingers back in 2013. Incidentally, Yukako from Japan came across the story and found out that her son Seigo had a similar hand to the boy. Thankfully she decided to go for the 3D printed prosthetic hand and since then Seigo has been having a good time with the new artificial hand.
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Kid gets 3D printed bionic hand just in time for Christmas

Lucas Abraham gets 3D printed bionic hand

Lucas Abraham gets 3D printed bionic hand

Six-year-old Lucas Abraham who was born without fingers on his right hand always wanted to have a robo hand that would help him in his daily chores of life. Thanks to 3D printing technology and the will of University of Louisville graduate students, Lucas has got the best Christmas gift ever. A 3D printed bionic hand in three different versions, one of which glows in the dark. It took the students a month’s time to develop this artificial hand, just in time for Lucas to show it off at the first day of his first grade at Bowen Elementary School.


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My Hand – A bionic hand that feels like a real limb

My Hand Bionic hand by Institute of Biorobotics

Scientists at the Institute of Biorobotics in Pisa, Italy headed by Christian Cipriani have developed a bionic hand that they call My Hand in short. Myoelectric-Hand Prosthesis project is aimed at making an artificial limb that looks very close to a real hand with the option of choosing skin tone and also functions like one. The brain-controlled prosthetic hand is made from silicon-coated exoskeleton that is supported by thin titanium sheets that weight somewhere around 7 ounces, making it a light-weight artificial hand. This project has huge potential and is funded by Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) for € 400,000.
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An electronically controlled 3D printed prosthetic hand is on the way

YouBionic 3D printed prosthetic hand

Lots of companies and firms are putting effort into the development of 3D printed prosthetic limbs. These devices are no less than a wonder for people with birth defects or with more amputees. Most of the 3D printed prosthetic hands are manually controlled by the user, however in most cases they are not able to provide ample efficiency to the user due limited wrist mobility. Addressing this issue, Italian company Youbionic is on the verge of developing an electronically controlled, bionic 3D printed prosthetic hand.

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Students create 3D printed hand for a 9-year old girl

9 year old 3D printed hand

3D printing is one technology that has given many disabled people a new lease of life with its huge potential to manufacture any kind of tender body parts. 3D printed limbs or arms give the wearer increased confidence and ability to do more than they can actually do. Students at Illinois high school have made a 3D printed hand for a 9-year old girl, Kylie Wicker from Rockland, Illinois, who was born without fingers on her left hand.
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Teenage inventions that are changing the world we live in

Teenage-Inventors

While most of the teenagers out there are busy enjoying their life to the fullest, a small bunch of them are always putting their mind into overdrive for innovative solutions to problems the world is plagued with. They don’t tinker around with fancy gadgets or upbeat toys, rather they make gizmos that even a veteran would be proud of. These kids might look innocent but what’s churning up in their mind is for all to see. And what’s important is that they rejoice every moment invested in creating these game-changing innovations. So, Let’s see what these teenage prodigies are doing to change the world we live in, and will one day become the pioneering entrepreneurs that world will remember for a long time.
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