Coming Up Short Handed
= The Coming Up Short Handed project hopes to develop open source prosthetics, enabling access for those who can’t afford commercial products.
"the Coming Up Short Handed project hopes to develop open source prosthetics, enabling access for those who can’t afford commercial products.
US-based Ivan Owen originally developed a working mechanical hand to be used as part of a costume, but when he uploaded a video of the device onto Youtube he was contacted by South African Richard Van As, who saw how the home-made prosthesis could be beneficial to both himself and others with mobility problems. The two formed the current project, which aims to use basic techniques to create low-cost mechanical aids as an alternative to expensive professionally-designed options, as well as provide instructions on how others can build them themselves." (http://www.springwise.com/non-profit_social_cause/project-aims-inexpensive-prosthetics-open-source/)