3rd world

3rd world

Hugh McKay - BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards

1w ago
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Possideo Manus A physical disability in 3rd world country can grossly impact a family’s ability to support themselves, especially if they are farmers. As a concerned humanitarian, Hugh designed a cheap prosthetic humanoid over a claw to allow children amputees to grasp tools and continue their work on their family farms. Each individual component of a full hand, wrist, and elbow prosthetic arm were designed and printed using a 3D printer. The mechanics of the hand were created by using recycled DVD and VCR player pieces.