Prosthetics are devices which intend to restore the function of a limb for people with limb deficiency. A partial hand is the most common limb deficiency in children. Often children with a partial hand have their palm but are missing the fingers and thumb.
Many children with partial hand choose not to use a prosthesis because current designs are unhelpful, unsightly and uncomfortable. However, 3D printing offers a unique opportunity to improve many aspects of partial hand prostheses.
An example of what a partial hand might look like.
Prosthesis should be comfortable and look good to wear
Protheses should be able to use regular items such as shoes
Be creative, and illustrate your design, it does not have to be technical.
When designing your prosthesis, consider…
Upload your Illistration or Diagram of your prothesis with labels or a description, to the Girls in Engineering Club Facebook group by the 31st March, and you’ll have a chance to win prizes for participating!
(Don’t have Facebook? Email a link to your image to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll still be in the running to win prizes!)
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