A 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand
The Dextrus is an advanced robotic prosthetic hand designed to work with an existing regular prosthetic arm eliminating the need for Dextrus to be customized.
As the name of the project indicates the Dextrus is Open Source hardware which allows easier and quicker input for improvements by many people, and of course you could take the hand and conceivably improve upon it yourself. We are very impressed by the Dextrus as it will allow those relying on the use of a prosthetic hand or use a prosthetic arm with attachments to be able to have a very capable hand instead of just something to take up the space where their natural hand would normally be. The Dextrus will cost under $1000 USD and is able to grip even very delicate objects. It is pressure sensitive and responds to the impulses of the muscles in your forearm. If you are in need of the Dextrus you can currently claim yours on their IndieGoGo Crowdfunding page for 700 Euros/~$946 USD or 650 Euros/~$879 USD if you are one of the first ten supporters in the early bird offering. Even if you aren’t in need or don’t know someone who is, there are various smaller support levels, some that even offer perks, to support this project and the many whose lives would be enriched by it. There are also two other options for the Dextrus; there is an option of the Dextrus aimed at hobbyists and those that prefer to control the Dextrus from another device, such as a computer, this option comes in at 460 Euros/~622 USD. That is really the standard Dextrus as the version at the beginning of the article is the Dextrus EMG which is specifically for use in prosthetics. The last option is just 50 Euros more (750 Euros/~$1014 USD), which is the Dextrus Research; it has everything the EMG version has but also has upgraded materials and is aimed at schools, universities, and research institutions.
Happy Printing To A Better Future!