The project designed a multi-functional prosthetic to fit users’ daily needs. The new design is equipped with a custom made “adapter” which is firmly screwed to the stump and allow quick change of various kind of “tools” to accomplish daily tasks; for example, a extender used to imporve contect angle of violin bow to string, and a spatula or spoon used for cooking. A function-based prosthetic is more practical and cost-effective. Thus, “function” will be the primary consideration.
The project proposed to install more flexible and precise movement by adding a motor onto the prosthetic or even making automated adjustments to angles by tracking users’ movements.
Uniqueness and Competitive Advantages:
- Low cost
- Light material
- Practical and cost-effective