We bring the cost of manufacturing high quality, functional devices down to the point where we can provide them for free. Our aim is to encourage prosthetic & bionic companies around the world to drastically reduce the cost to the end user.
When we share our designs we open up a world of ideas. The power of others being able to take our designs and innovate further, means reaching more people, more countries and more communities. When technology is centralised for profit, the effects ultimately burden the end user or the funding organisations trying to cover the huge costs of assistive devices.
The manual includes appendices for silicon moulding and advanced scaling. An engineering approach to presenting the data is used and each step includes the tools required and special notes where necessary.
We have had everyone from school kids to prosthetists be able to assemble a hand and the feedback from makers and recipients has been exceptionally positive.
As not every brand we use here in Australia is available globally, we are adding details of similar international brands that other makers have found work well for them.