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Researchers develop low-cost, 3D-printed prosthetic hand – Zee News


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New Delhi: In yet another significant advancement, researchers have developed a new low-cost 3D-printed prosthetic hand that can come handy in catching a ball, writing and even be used to grip.

This hand is designed for a person who still has the ability to move their wrist and by moving their wrist, they can use and control the hand’s fingers to hold various objects.

Ryan Bouricius, who helps run the Ithaca College 3D Printing Lab in the US, became interested in building prostheses after coming across a video of someone printing and assembling prosthetic hands for little cost.

Using designs available online, he printed out pieces and assembled a hand in a day. Bouricius has been working on the prosthesis and figuring out ways it can be improved.

“I like to use it around the apartment to see what problems are faced, because I can only imagine what it would be like to actually need a prosthetic hand,” Bouricius said.

New Delhi: In yet another significant advancement, researchers have developed a new low-cost 3D-printed prosthetic hand that can come handy in catching a ball, writing and even be used to grip.

This hand is designed for a person who still has the ability to move their wrist and by moving their wrist, they can use and control the hand’s fingers to hold various objects.

Ryan Bouricius, who helps run the Ithaca College 3D Printing Lab in the US, became interested in building prostheses after coming across a video of someone printing and assembling prosthetic hands for little cost.

Using designs available online, he printed out pieces and assembled a hand in a day. Bouricius has been working on the prosthesis and figuring out ways it can be improved.

“I like to use it around the apartment to see what problems are faced, because I can only imagine what it would be like to actually need a prosthetic hand,” Bouricius said.

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