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A 3D Printable, Split Hook Prosthesis

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Date Issued:
2018
Summary:
While various prosthetic hand designs are now widely available for the public to access and 3D print, there are few that offer the functionality of a traditional split hook design. For this reason, a design of a freely available split hook prosthesis is generated to be manufactured using a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing process. This process is the most common and cost-effective form of 3D printing. Having the option to utilize a hook type prosthetic will allow the user to grasp objects ranging in sizing. This task is difficult with a prosthetic hand which is designed for the intention of resembling an anatomical hand such as ones offered on the e-NABLE database. Many individuals are financially challenged and are incapable of affording traditional split hook prosthesis, while others do not have access to traditional prosthetic care. This design tries to overcome these challenges. The design provides an easily manufactured, parametric prosthesis that maintains affordability, and availability for all. The design is equally beneficial to users who already own a traditional prosthetic device. With the option of 3D printing the split hook design, the user benefits by owning a secondary prosthesis for environments aversive to the traditional more expensive device.
Title: A 3D Printable, Split Hook Prosthesis.
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Name(s): Yakonska, Viktoriya, author
STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Exhibition Posters
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2018
Physical Form: PDF
Language(s): English
eng
Summary: While various prosthetic hand designs are now widely available for the public to access and 3D print, there are few that offer the functionality of a traditional split hook design. For this reason, a design of a freely available split hook prosthesis is generated to be manufactured using a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printing process. This process is the most common and cost-effective form of 3D printing. Having the option to utilize a hook type prosthetic will allow the user to grasp objects ranging in sizing. This task is difficult with a prosthetic hand which is designed for the intention of resembling an anatomical hand such as ones offered on the e-NABLE database. Many individuals are financially challenged and are incapable of affording traditional split hook prosthesis, while others do not have access to traditional prosthetic care. This design tries to overcome these challenges. The design provides an easily manufactured, parametric prosthesis that maintains affordability, and availability for all. The design is equally beneficial to users who already own a traditional prosthetic device. With the option of 3D printing the split hook design, the user benefits by owning a secondary prosthesis for environments aversive to the traditional more expensive device.
Identifier: fgcu_UGR_0073 (IID)
Note(s): Poster from the 2018 STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium. Research Mentor: Dr. Derek Lura.
Subject(s): Split-Hook Terminal Device
Prosthetics
3D printing
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Owner Institution: FGCU

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