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Jeremy commented on Darryl's blog post APRL Update
"Hello Darryl, It appears you have some highly inaccurate information about the cost of this hook.  Please contact me privately and I can update you on current options so that you can post valid information.  Thank you.  "
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APRL Update

I am currently working on upgrading the APRL hook.  I will keep posting as things progress.  Hopefully in the forward direction.  As some know, I posted many years ago about the lack of quality in the manufacture of the APRL hook.  Hosmer made a small attempt at improving the TD, but nothing significant.  Recently, Hosmer has merged with a company called Fillauer,  and  has doubled the price of the APRL hook to $2600.  Repairs are now in the low $1000 range making it too costly to buy new and…See More
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Below elbow amputees - prosthetic benchmark activities

I would like to invite the audience to contribute activities, grasps, tests that are relevant either for a particular job, hobby or for ADL (activities of daily living) and that should not be missing from a benchmark test of prosthetic setups.
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STUMP ARMOUR STUBBY FEET (GIVING AWAY FREE FEET)

Stump Armour is a low cost, virtually indestructible option for amputees that maximizes mobility close to the ground.  We did a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo and raised enough to give away 7 pairs.  Some are still available and I'm looking for amputees that want to try them out.  I am also still taking donations here:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stump-armour-part-2--2/x/8534232#/Anyone interested…See More
Aug 22
Andrew Hodrien replied to Andrew Hodrien's discussion Have you been using an upper limb prosthesis? - PhD research participation request (University of Salford)
"Hi Darryl, Great to hear from you! I have sent you an email directly. Look forward to hearing from you, Andrew"
Aug 18
Darryl replied to Andrew Hodrien's discussion Have you been using an upper limb prosthesis? - PhD research participation request (University of Salford)
"Andrew, I am an upper extremely amputee. I would be interested in helping out any way I can. Please email me at: dddwoodworking@comcast.net"
Aug 17
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Have you been using an upper limb prosthesis? - PhD research participation request (University of Salford)

Hi everyone,For any upper-limb prosthesis users can you please read below about my current PhD research study and I hope to hear from you!Thanks,AndrewHave you been using an upper limb prosthesis? - Research participation request If so, we are interested to hear from you about your experiences of this and participate in research from the University of Salford – ‘A Content Analysis of factors associated with embodiment of upper limb prostheses’. We would like to hear from you if your use of a…See More
Jul 28
Andrew Hodrien posted a blog post

Have you been using an upper limb prosthesis? - PhD research participation request (University of Salford)

Hi everyone,For any upper-limb prosthesis users can you please read below about my current PhD research study and I hope to hear from you!Thanks,AndrewHave you been using an upper limb prosthesis? - Research participation request If so, we are interested to hear from you about your experiences of this and participate in research from the University of Salford – ‘A Content Analysis of factors associated with embodiment of upper limb prostheses’. We would like to hear from you if your use of a…See More
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APRL Update

Posted by Darryl on August 30, 2016 at 9:33pm 1 Comment

I am currently working on upgrading the APRL hook.  I will keep posting as things progress.  Hopefully in the forward direction.  

As some know, I posted many years ago about the lack of quality in the manufacture of the APRL hook.  Hosmer made a small attempt at improving the TD, but nothing significant.  Recently, Hosmer has merged with a company called Fillauer,  and  has doubled the price of the APRL hook to $2600.  Repairs are now in the low $1000 range making it too…

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SOURCES OF INFORMATION

Open Prosthetics is our informational site and has links to accept donations. We maintain an Instructables Group, on which completed designs can be posted, and other collaboration can happen. We also have a a Google Group.

We're working on a wiki, where we will post information on prosthetics in general, to include information on the history of prosthetics, and a users guide to what is available.

Too many ways to find out about stuff? Maybe, but use whatever you're comfortable with, and we're sure the good ideas will get noticed.

Pimp My Arm

The place at OPP where users can talk about their needs and desires for prosthetic development, and volunteers can discuss solutions. This is the "blue sky," "no idea too crazy," Halfbakery section of the project. A more detailed explanation is here.

Pimp my arm has sections for arms, legs, and everything else.

More About the Wiki

A wiki is a user-editable webpage. Ours has sections on the various projects we're hoping to get users and volunteers working on.

We'd like to figure out what people need in a toolkit to maintain their prostheses as needed.

We're looking for help designing a survey to figure out what amputees like and don't like about their prostheses (if they wear them at all). Here's your chance to tell everyone what they should have asked you.

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