About Give us a (Bionic) HAND
Project 2012-12-19 00:26:32 +1300
We are building a prototype hand for our amputee friend, Bryden.
See our working concept hand on the You-Tube link, ITS PRETTY COOL!
Bryden is currently unable to work due to the phantom pains in his stump. Research has shown that when the brain sees a working hand, phantom pains are often greatly reduced.
Between my engineering friends and I, we have the skills to make a polished, quality version of the hand but the quality motors that we need to drive each finger are $1520 NZ each. We are well on the way but need a bit of extra help. So please, give us a hand.
The People Behind Give us a (Bionic) HAND
Bryden gets a hand
04:06AM Tue 29/01/13
Thanks so much for your contribution to the "Give us a hand" project. We have received enough funding to finish Brydens hand. It has been an amazing experience to see so much generosity from so many.
We haven't given a lot of thought to gloves and skin at this time, so any additional funding received will help us to explore options in this regard. Our default option is a black glove.
There are still 3 days to go, so keep passing it on!
Many many thanks once again,
Mat and Bryden
WOW, We made NZ Herald
09:02AM Wed 09/01/13
Wow we made TV3 News
08:59AM Wed 09/01/13
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