Liam, a five-year-old South African boy was born without fingers on his right hand due to amniotic band syndrome. Liam’s mother read about a unique project on the internet in which a carpenter who had lost fingers, collaborated with a prop maker to design a prosthetic finger. She contacted them and they said they would help her son, and the result was “Robohand”, a mechanical hand made using a 3-D printer.
The custom-made Robohand was made at much lower cost than traditional prosthetics and the design has been released into the public domain as open source on Thingiverse.
“We encourage anyone who can make use of this design for any purpose to do so,” Van As and Owen said.
There is a download link on the Thingiverse website.
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