e-NABLE: Create a hold and release mechanism for hand designs

Project Overview

e-NABLE international community 3D prints ultra low cost upper limb prosthetics and delivers them free to those in need. All of the e-NABLE designs clench the fist by bending the wrist. To maintain the grip means holding the wrist bent, fatiguing the forearm and wrist.
Adding a means of pulling the contraction cables then locking the cables in place until purposely released would relieve the forearm and wrist.
These prosthetic hands and arms are often delivered to recipients in difficult climates, so excessive heat and dust need to be considered in the design.

Project Status

Design and Testing Complete. Working clamp and viable concept for the locking mechanism.


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Team members from left to right: Chiara Sanders, Bella Reichardt, Ethan York, Ryan Opansky


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