English engineer develops inexpensive robotic hand

09/5/2013 | TechCrunch

Using less-expensive materials and 3D printing technology, engineer Joel Gibbard has developed the fully functional Dextrus robotic hand at a cost of roughly $1,100, which is significantly less than comparable computer-hand prostheses. Gibbard, based in the U.K., is using a crowdsourcing initiative to fund the project, dubbed the Open Hand Project.

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