Faculty Advisor

Hall, John R

Faculty Advisor

Planchard, David Clifton

Abstract

The goal of this project was to design a low-cost prosthetic arm that could be manufactured and assembled at any makerspace around the world. The design incorporated best practices from extant 3D printed arm designs and utilized finger and thumb mechanisms that could be printed as full assemblies. The design was made to be parametrically scalable, so it could be appropriately sized for the wearer. Instructions were created to ensure that makers would be able to successfully size, manufacture, and assemble the product.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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