As I previously mentioned, I had the opportunity to work with senior engineering students at Washington University, Biomedical Engineering 401. Together with Lindley Wall (my congenital hand partner) and Valerie Calhoun (occupational/ hand therapist at Shriners Hospital), I met with three students: Kendall Gretsch, Henry Lather, Kranti Peddada.
|Biomedical Engineering Students|
We met on several occasions to discuss prosthetics in general, challenges with the Robohand, and other issues. They brought their engineering expertise and we shared our practical experience with prosthetics and the needs of children. It was a valuable experience as Kendall, Henry, and Kranti had no prosthetic experience and were able to think about the issues in a very different way. Needless to say, three smart undergraduate students can solve a lot of problems.
|Motorized, 3-D printed prosthetic hand|
|Motorized, 3-D printed prosthetic hand, side view.|
|Motorized, 3-D printed prosthetic hand, fingers.|
|Motorized, 3-D printed prosthetic hand, one more view.|