By October 1, 2013on
The Open Hand Project founded by Bristol roboticist Joel Gibbard is working to create the Dextrus hand, an open-source, 3D-printed prosthetic hand. The project, which hopes to create an affordable prosthetic hand for amputees, is currently seeking funding on IndieGogo.
The Open Hand Project aims to make advanced prosthetic hands more accessible to amputees. The Dextrus hand is the realization of this goal, it’s a low-cost robotic hand that offers much of the functionality of a human hand. Ultimately, these hands will be sold for under $1000 (£630).
The Open Hand Project is open-source, which means all of the plans to make a robotic hand will be published online with no patents, anyone has the right to make their own and even sell it themselves.
video and image via The Open Hand Project