Over 200,000 upper limb amputees lack access to customizable, functional, and low-cost prostheses. The Million Hands team designed a selection of body-powered and electrically-powered prostheses, all under $500.
Team: Aashish Bhardwaj, Sina Dabiri, Jose Ramirez, Meng-Hsuan Lee, Jacqueline Nguyen
Advisor: Alice Agogino
An Online Open Source Platform
As a newly formed group in 2017, we set out to assess user needs by observing and interacting with patients and doctors specializing in upper-limb amputation. We defined sustainable goals: creating a library of passive and active hand designs, developing a simple but robust myoelectric prosthetic, and integrating all devices onto an online platform.
Upload a 3D scan of your hand using a cellular device. Let our parametric model achieve the perfect custom fit. Choose from our wide range of devices to serve your specific function.
Pick, print, parade
OUR PARAMETRIC MODEL ACHIEVES CUSTOM FITTING
Uniform scaling doesn’t really address the problem of different hand sizes. Our parametric model scales part dimensions to closely replicate original hand proportions, lending a natural, comfortable fit for our device.
PASSIVE PROSTHETICS MEET FUNCTION-SPECIFIC NEEDS
Our mission is to create modular, function specific prosthetics. From our monkey-bar hand to our conductive phone-tap finger, we’re designing robust, innovative products that address niche used needs.
MYOELECTRIC MODULE FOR ADVANCED FUNCTION
We’re using EMG sensors to monitor and process muscle activity to control the prosthetic with mere muscle flexion. This also includes a haptic feedback module which allows users to gauge the power of their grasp.
- Non-uniform scaling
- Function specific
- Modular design
- Easy assembly
- Flex function
- Haptic feedback
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