Gaudette, Glenn R.
Planchard, David Clifton
The objective of this MQP is to create a low cost, scalable, wrist powered, 3D-printed prosthetic hand with the goal to publish the design files as open-source and public domain. Current 3D printed prosthetic hand designs do not lend themselves to selective scaling which causes kinematic failures. Improper selective scaling and initial design also negativity effects the assembly and the ability to address field serviceability. Through material, kinematic, and manufacturability studies, various generation prototypes were created. Using a unique design incorporating equation based dimensions and parameters along with improved user interface and instructions provided successful results.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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