DIY Prosthetics

Amro Arida

Using the open source RoboHand prosthetic as a basis for design, students re-envisioned the device to provide functionality beyond the capabilities of a traditional digit-based prosthetic. Students worked with the eNable online community which produces low-cost prosthetics to children for whom a standard prosthetic is cost-prohibitive and impractical due to growth. Students also worked with a local peer in need of such a prosthetic and are currently in the process of organizing a design charette matching users and young designers.