Jorge Lino Alves PhD, Associate Professor, University of Porto / INEGI / Faculty of Engineering
Daniel Sousa Ferreira, Researcher, University of Porto / Faculty of Engineering
The main goal of this project was to develop a low cost, functional and ergonomic hand prosthesis, trying to overcome some flaws in the actually prosthesis available on the market and on e-NABLE. The design and constructive solutions developed, successfully overcome the barriers imposed by the natural complexity of the human hand. A prosthesis was created with a structural and mechanical design very close to the natural anatomy of the hand, with a direct relation between body and prosthesis (proportions, shapes, and movements). This innovative prostheses is produced using a low cost 3D printer.