Coming Up Short Handed

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= The Coming Up Short Handed project hopes to develop open source prosthetics, enabling access for those who can’t afford commercial products.

See http://comingupshorthanded.com/ ; comment at http://www.springwise.com/non-profit_social_cause/project-aims-inexpensive-prosthetics-open-source/

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"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/)