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August 18, 2016 AT 1:00 pm

Black Ram Hand (Robotic/Prosthetic Hybrid) – Mark V #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Awesome print from Black_Ram_Industries on Thingiverse:

The Black Ram Hand was designed not to be a replacement for current prosthetic hands, but to be an assistive technology tool/platform for allowing someone to design and use their own specific manipulators for individual tasks specific to that person. This is in the same way that Robotic grippers and end-effectors are designed for a specific goal.

The Black Ram Hand is designed to help those with missing fingers or conditions such as Dupuytren’s Contracture. It is wrist powered and requires that the wearer have enough palm to push against the device. It converts the rotation of the wrist into a linear sliding motion to activate the end gripper. When the wrist is bent down the slider pulls back, closing the hand. When the wrist is straightened the slider pushes forward and the hand opens.

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