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Category: Odyssey Teams Helping Hand

How does a Helping Hand / LN 4 hand work [test report]

Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - How does a Helping Hand / LN 4 hand work [test report]; published December 17, 2018, 05:44; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=9027.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571295088, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - How does a Helping Hand / LN 4 hand work [test report]}}, month = {December},year = {2018}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=9027}}


I organized myself the opportunity to test a "Helping Hand" (also known as LN 4 hand) myself.

You know, the one that are being built as a feel-good exercise by business people and others, and that are given away to people that seem in need. It has its own website [link]. The Ellen Meadows Foundation specifically empowers not amputees, but non-disabled people. Verbally, they claim in their mission statement: "Inspire change in the world by empowering individuals to use their hands to support putting hands on people in need. We will not stop until anyone who needs a prosthetic hand has access to one". About the hand, they write: "Originally Ernie intended to design a functional prosthetic hand for children and adolescent land mine victims. Over time he developed a design for a low-cost, light, durable, functional prosthetic hand. He knew that this would help all who need a prosthetic hand and who could not afford the available alternatives".

That means:

  • They empower non-disabled people that have hands to use their hands. That is noble, I guess.
  • They will not stop until anyone that needs a prosthetic hand has access to one. The definition of a prosthetic hand is wide open, I guess,  but they precisely state their hand is functional and durable. That? We will see about that.

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