Schoolchildren from the USA made an open source prosthesis. Anyone can print it

A young robotics team from Sequoia High School in Canton, Georgia presented design and schematic

for 3D printing of individual dentures. They can be sent free of charge to people around the world. Researchers can edit the desired parameters and print the prosthesis free of charge to anyone who wishes.

“The beauty of this project is that it canperformed remotely or with limited access - this will not affect the quality of the prosthesis. Thus, our goal is to finish working with current clients and ask for new applications from those people who are on vacation, ”the researchers noted.

The school's 25 robotics team members usethe equipment that they originally had in the laboratory. The 17-year-old scientists also said that the students are also happy to interact with clients who require prostheses. This way they can understand the challenges and needs they face and how technology can help them.

The new device understands gestures. It will improve standard dentures

However, in the case of personal contact, the researcherscan adjust the prosthesis for a specific person. For example, one client only controlled the little finger and the researchers were able to adjust the design so that his finger was connected to the prosthesis.

“Many devices that are already on the marketare very expensive, and even if you are lucky enough to get a device with normal material - it often feels like they are made of shoes. Low-cost 3D-printed fabrication opens up access to more people who need them, and also means that the prosthesis can be tailored to the specific needs of the human body, ”the researchers noted.

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