This is a DIY socket for a Prosthetic hand with sensor and batteries which can be adapted to various functions. This project was ideated due to the high priced prosthetics in the market and increase of access to 3D printing and open-source.
This project is designed to work as the part of a larger project Called Bionico and below are the links to them.
After the successful first prototype for Nico, we started with our second prototype for Mahendera. This was a slightly different challenge as this time the length of the rib was slightly less than that of Nico. So we had to approach this one differently.
1. We started by trying to acknowledge and observe the problem in hand.
2. We had a brainstorming session to consider various ideas.
3. Instead of wasting any further time, we then decided to try out the basic method first. So we started with measurements.
4. Then we went through the cutting, heating and moulding the thermoplastic as with the first prototype.
5. Even though the socket was form fitted but still the initial problem existed. So we had to add some supports.
6. The second prototype was not as successful as the first one, though it leaves us with insights on solving this problem tomorrow.
We start the process for designing a socket for a prosthetic arm by realising ideas on paper, these are some of the initial ideas that we took forward to prototyping. The step of defining the process of execution for the prototype is also something that we've started to do. Expect to see prototypes soon.