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It would be super helpful if upper body prosthesis users could spend 2mins answering my survey! Its about interacting with people through prosthetic hands. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7HN8FJPThanks in advance!See More
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OPP T-Hook (Compare to historical Trautman Hook)

Invented by J.H. Kosek and Raymond B. Trautman in 1925, the Trautman was popular mainly in the agricultural communities of the Midwest US up to and following the end of its production roughly 20 years ago. We'd like to help bring it back.
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Wolf Schweitzer commented on Reginald Burgess's blog post Prosthetics suit launched to get pats direct
"1) For my cable setup, I have the patent rights and I was the one (still am) to give my prosthetist parts, cut to correct length, building instructions, and tweaking tips. My setup works with a pull distance of "totally relaxed no pressure on…"
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Wayne Renardson commented on Reginald Burgess's blog post Prosthetics suit launched to get pats direct
"Reginald: Many years ago I wore #3 and/or #5-ply wool socks made by Comfort among other companies. I have been an amputee since 1969 and as an adult who can tie his own shoes I found it incomprehensible that I had to get an Rx from my physician for…"
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Reginald Burgess posted a blog post

Prosthetics suit launched to get pats direct

I have launched an ADA based suit to try to get the courts to order the halt to the "prescription required" axiom of the external prosthetic industry which is NOT TRUE.   It is an alleged class action.  We have the five major prosthetic manufacturers served and in appearance.  We cannot tell what the Judge is going to try to doIt also hits on Health plans that try to keep you "in network" and deny you a Letter of Medical Necessity to get a new and improved prosthetic.If you are an amputee and…See More
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Super Important

Posted by Yuki Machida on April 5, 2014 at 11:46am 0 Comments

It would be super helpful if upper body prosthesis users could spend 2mins answering my survey! Its about interacting with people through prosthetic hands. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7HN8FJP

Thanks in advance!

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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