3D printed hand made from simple materials, uses no bolts or screws

Field Ready, a global non-profit organization specializing in disaster relief, has commissioned a 3D printed prosthetic hand that requires no tools to assemble and uses cloth and elastic bands from shorts as straps. The simple materials and ease of assembly makes it ideal for use in remote areas and in disaster relief efforts.

The prosthetic hand is also a work in progress – the design files are open to the public and can be downloaded here. Designers are encouraged to make improvements on the current model and create modifications that would tailor the hand to specific needs.

 

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