Sun Jifa builds his own DIY prosthetic arms [functional prosthetics]

From  Guanmashan, Jilin province, northern China.

Sun Jifa, 51, built a bomb for blast fishing when it exploded prematurely eight years ago. He lost his hands but could not afford the hospital's prosthetic hands they were offering at the time.

Using scrap metal and other available parts, he built his own prosthetic arms. They contain pulley and wires inside the shell, and he controls them with his elbows. As the material is largely metal, weight and temperature conductivity (heat, cold) are problems. Apparently he stated that each hand weighs around 0,9 kg.

More material - images, videos - below.

 

"I made this from scrap metal for virtually nothing," he said. "There is no need to pay hospitals a fortune."

 

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Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Sun Jifa builds his own DIY prosthetic arms [functional prosthetics]; published August 24, 2012, 06:18; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=747.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1582692313, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Sun Jifa builds his own DIY prosthetic arms [functional prosthetics]}}, month = {August},year = {2012}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=747}}