The cost of a prosthetic hand can cost as much as $10,000, but thanks to this DIY project that cost is significantly reduced.
The â€˜Robohandâ€™ is a mechanical, 3D-printed prosthetic that can be made at your own home. South African woodworker Richard Van As conceived the idea. To create the prosthetic hand youâ€™ll need the MakerBot 3D printer, which is a lot cheaper than a $10,000 prosthetic hand. The Robohand works just as well as store-bought prosthetic hands.
Children's prosthetics need to be changed every couple of years and since the cost for the Robohand is only $150, this will alleviate the financial burden of families who arenâ€™t able to afford regular prosthetic hands for their children. The project is open sourced, making it more convenient for everyone.
DIY Free-Sourced Prosthetics
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