Hey everyone. I have some big news about my current prosthetics project. I have gone and ordered the prosthetic hand from shapeways and it should be arriving in a weeks time. This has effectively been paid for by those who have bought from my shapeways shop, so thank you to all of you.

 

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As you may be able to tell from the above renders I have finally learned how to use Blenders Cycles render engine!

 

Whilst the elastic elements don't yet neatly fit within the fingers this is due to the hand being quite small. As Hollie grows bigger they should disappear in later designs. 

 

You may notice that the tendon torsioners are similar to James Holmes Siedle's design. This is because I re-engineered the idea for use in SLS nylon. I adjusted each block so they sat parallel with the back of the arm to maintain a sleek look. I also made two version of the rotary part of the tensioner.

 

I'll update the blog once I receive the hand. Hopefully it'll be ready for Hollie to start using.

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