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Lifelike Artificial Limbs

These Futuristic Prosthetic Hands Closely Resemble the Human Form

— July 9, 2015 — Tech
Printed Prehensile is a theoretical concept for prosthetic hands that would mirror the exact structure of the human form. Existing prosthetics are limited in their design and cannot replicate the same range of motion as the human hand. Fraser Leid felt that by using 3D printing technology, he could develop an artificial limb that more closely mimics how a real human hand moves.

The human hand is made up of 27 different bones, each of which interact in ways that provide a range of motion and capacity for manipulation. The Printed Prehensile prosthetic would mirror the human form and contain 27 similar joints. Each feature of the prosthetic hands would be molded from human bones in order to more accurately replicate the structure of the human skeleton.
Trend Themes
1. Printed Prehensile Prosthetics - Developing prosthetic hands that closely mirror the structure and range of motion of the human hand using 3D printing technology.
2. Replicating Human Skeleton - Creating artificial limbs that contain 27 joints molded from human bones to accurately mimic the structure of the human skeleton.
3. Improved Range of Motion - Enhancing the capacity for manipulation in prosthetic hands by replicating the intricate interaction of the 27 bones in the human hand.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - Opportunity for the healthcare industry to develop advanced prosthetic solutions that closely resemble the human form and offer improved functionality.
2. 3D Printing - Disruptive innovation opportunity for the 3D printing industry to contribute to the development of lifelike prosthetic hands by leveraging their technology.
3. Prosthetics - Advancements in prosthetics industry to create more realistic and functional artificial limbs by replicating the structure and range of motion of the human hand.
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