Categorized | 3D printing, News

3D printed prosthetic arm for $250 invented by 17 year old

prosthetic-arm

Easton LaChappelle, working on his own, has invented a brain-controlled 3D printed prosthetic arm for $250, potentially replacing similar arms costing $80,000.

Version 3.0 of the robot uses a Teensy Arduino microcontroller as well as amplifier circuits and Bluetooth receivers. To control the arm, the user flexes a muscle to choose from a menu of movements then performs a series of eye blinks to select pre-loaded gestures such as hand, elbow, or wrist movements. Once a movement is selected, an EEG headset measure brainwaves to control the movement. Total cost for the device? $250.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerome-Bigge/100003095962760 Jerome Bigge

    The medical device makers are going to hate this! I expect they will attempt to get the government into the act of maintaining their monopoly. This is why Americans end up paying twice as much for health care!

Contact

Bob Morris bob@polizeros.com

310.600.5237

Morris Consulting

  • Legacy PC database migration to Windows
  • WordPress design and support
  • Data conversion

Contact Morris Consulting at bomoco.com.

Categories

Archives