Open Source Prosthetic Hand Can Be 3D Printed For $150
Robohand is low-cost, mechanical hand that can be fabricated with a MakerBot 3D printer.
For patients who suffer traumatic injury resulting in the loss of a limb, or for children born with conditions such as Amniotic band syndrome (which often results in children being born without one or more fingers), a new prosthetic limb has the potential to quite literally change their day-to-day lives. However, current prosthetic technology is highly complicated and expensive, and can cost up to $10,000 for a basic prosthetic finger. Imagine if instead of having to rely on complex and costly products and equipment, we could simply print out a full prosthetic device from the convenience of home.