Under the auspices of Joanne Tilley, an arm amputee and artist, and Magnus Feil, professor at the University of Washington, students designed prosthetic arms in the autumn quarter of 2009 with new and definitely interesting results.
As we still ponder new prosthetic arm designs and while 3D printing becomes ubiquitous and when toying around ideas in general, let us re-consider these results.
All images (C) Copyright by the artists.
This fold up model is assumed to cost 25 USD and a functional alternative [link].
This prosthetic arm is suggested to employ voids and gaps. The varied degrees of "negative space" are supposed to enable both fine and gross motor skills [link].
This design is meant to be powered with hydraulics [link].
This arm is designed to ease everday actions and assist in heavy lifting [link].
This arm takes advantage of torso and bicep muscle strength according to the artist [link].
The Prosthetic Arm Revolution is suggested to be an assist device rather than hand replacement [link].
This prosthetic arm is designed to hold small objects within itself [link].
Adaptable grip arm to hold a variety of items [link].
This prosthetic arm was designed to emphasize confidence with a unique shape [link].
This prosthetic arm was designed for "below elbow amputee women" (not men) so careful here. Features include a sliding arm rest to gain leverage [link].
Better function and aesthetics with this arm [link].
Neoprene support to shift weight off the stump. Pinching device operated by a slider on the wrist [link].
This below elbow amputee prosthesis is designed to aid amputees in two handed kitchen tasks [link].