The prosthesis is designed to mimic the anatomical appearance of a natural forearm/wrist/hand.
• The 3D printed socket is specified to the anatomy of the amputee, since this is the part of the prosthetic that comes into direct contact with them and that is often a source of discomfort in traditional prosthetics. 3D scanning allows for the most precise fit possible, and if it doesn’t fit the first time it is inexpensive and easy to rescan and 3D print it over again.
• The hand can be locked around the object that the hand is grasping using the back-lock mechanism.
• The Victoria Hand features a Ball and Socket wrist that allows users a full range of wrist motion and to easily position and lock the hand in most positions.
• A 120-degree rotating thumb makes it easy for users to perform simple tasks like typing, carrying grocery bags or holding a knife and fork.
• To assist in grasping odd sized or shaped objects engineers and designers developed the adaptive grasp feature that allows the fingers to conform around whatever the hand is grasping.
The Victoria Hand Project hopes to help improve the lives of millions of people in developing countries by giving them access to traditionally out of reach prosthetic devices. Not only will the Victoria Hand improve employment opportunities for many of these amputees, but it also will likely improve their quality of life. The Victoria Hand Project is about to launch their project on Indiegogo
, so watch for their campaign to begin and contribute if you’re interested in helping out.