Robohand uses 3D printing to provide functional, safe, cost effective upper extremity assistive devices to help enable any individual with an upper limb difference.
Overview and Expectation of Robohand devices:
|Robofinger(The Tradesman Finger)||If people are missing the PIPJ & DIPJ then your MCP (knuckles) needs to have equal to or greater than 300 (degree) motion||Improved Fine Motor Skills|
|Robohand||If people are missing all or partial fingers and/or partial hand, your wrist needs to have equal to or greater than 300 (degree) wrist motion)||Provides gross grasp (All fingers open/close together)|
|Roboarm||If people are missing fingers / hand and wrist your elbow needs to have equal to or greater than 300 (degree) motion||Gross grasp as above with palm up and down capabilities|
– The design of Robohand uses the motion of existing joint(s) to mechanically move (or drive) the custom made device. Robohands are not myoelectricand do not require invasive surgery. Nor do they have motors or battery packs that add weight, require maintenance and increase cost. They are environmentally friendly as the PLA they are 3D printed with is biodegradable.
Safety – Robohand creator, Mr. Richard Van As, has dedicated much of his personnel time, energy and financial resources to further his personnel belief that his inventions “DO NO HARM”.
Robohand uses medical Orthoplastic that is custom molded to the wearer to limit the possibility of skin lesions, infection and injury. The Orthoplastic used by Robohand is breathable, washable and medically approved for this type of use.