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A Media Story Finally Fully Examines the Hope and Hype of 3d Printed Hands

Hope and hype are a constant theme for those of us missing arms and hands. It's unlikely that most of us go a month without getting a link forwarded to us by friends or family about some development in prosthetic arms that promises to make us as good as new. A story on the Daily Beast about 3d printed prosthetic hands finally takes a closer look at the recent rash of…See More
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Another Open Hardware License... But is the future of viral open source hardware already here?

(Note: This post was begun as a comment to the 3DPL license announcement here. I've cross posted it as it seems like it might be of interest to OPP folks)  I have been involved in a number of discussions about various open hardware licenses. These communities tend to share an incredible amount of passion about trying to create social change or viral innovation, and draw a considerable inspiration from the…See More
Mar 5
Jon Kuniholm commented on Pablo Walls's video
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Titanium Articulating mechanism for a finger prosthesis

"Pablo -  So how many have you done so far, and how many and what type of threaded connections have you encountered? Jon"
Feb 18
Jon Kuniholm commented on Pablo Walls's video
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Titanium Articulating mechanism for a finger prosthesis

"Pablo, another question that I had is what standard you use for attachment at the abutment? Is there one in the industry as far as thread, the magnet, etc.? I would assume that they are different depending on the level of amputation and the size of…"
Feb 3
Jon Kuniholm commented on Pablo Walls's video
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Titanium Articulating mechanism for a finger prosthesis

"Thanks Pablo. I think that it would be very helpful to people in this community if you posted as much information as possible on your process. For example, what parts are you using, where can they be ordered, and what decisions do you make along the…"
Feb 3
Jon Kuniholm commented on Pablo Walls's video
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Titanium Articulating mechanism for a finger prosthesis

"So Pablo, are you sharing anything about the design of these fingers, or is this post just an advertisement?"
Feb 3
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Tools For Prosthetists and Technicians

We'd like to better serve prosthetists and technicians on OPP, and have a few ideas about how to do that, but we'd like more. Start a new thread and suggests tools that would make your life easier.
Jan 26
Yuki Machida left a comment for Jon Kuniholm
"Hi Jon, How are you? First of all, great work with the platform and thanks for welcoming me to the community! I'm guessing you've seen by now but I'm looking at developing upper body prosthesis that enable interaction with others,…"
Apr 5, 2014

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A Media Story Finally Fully Examines the Hope and Hype of 3d Printed Hands

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Hope and hype are a constant theme for those of us missing arms and hands. It's unlikely that most of us go a month without getting a link forwarded to us by friends or family about some development in prosthetic arms that promises to make us as good as new. A story on the Daily Beast about 3d printed prosthetic hands finally takes a closer look at the recent rash of…

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Another Open Hardware License... But is the future of viral open source hardware already here?

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 12:30am 0 Comments

(Note: This post was begun as a comment to the 3DPL license announcement here. I've cross posted it as it seems like it might be of interest to OPP folks)  

I have been involved in a number of discussions about various open hardware licenses. These communities tend to share an incredible amount of passion about trying to…

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Holiday Hope and Hype for Prosthetic Arms

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Many of you may have already seen the heartwarming story about the boy who asked for an xBox and an arm for Christmas: Little Boy Asks Santa For Prosthetic Arm So He Can Play Xbox. He was initially embarrassed about the attention to his disability, but "by Friday evening, the campaign had raised more than $53,000, and Christopher’s parents plan on telling him it’s from Santa,…

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StumpworX Profile in Time Magazine Blog; Please Help Us Win Prototyping Money with Facebook Vote

Posted on March 26, 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Check out the bit on the new shoe-inspired prosthetic arm design that we're trying to create through StumpworX: Breaking the Mold in Prosthetic Arms By Nate Rawlings. I could use as many Facebook votes (Vote for StumpworX here) as I can to get a chance at winning the $10,000 ro $50,000 in prize money from the…

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StumpworX Launch and Startup Competition (please vote)

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 1:40pm 1 Comment

I've started a for-profit business to serve as the Red Hat to Open Prosthetics' Linux, offering service and support for manufactured prosthetic arm suspension and components. Check out my pitch video and please vote for us to win a $5000 startup competition prize here: http://www.facebook.com/DukeStartupChallenge



We're focusing first on suspension, because it represents the vast majority of reasons that people don't wear arms… Continue

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At 4:26pm on April 5, 2014, Yuki Machida said…

Hi Jon,

How are you? First of all, great work with the platform and thanks for welcoming me to the community!
I'm guessing you've seen by now but I'm looking at developing upper body prosthesis that enable interaction with others, shaking hands, holding hands, dancing, feeling a childs temperature, feeling someone touch a prosthesis and sharing emotions. It would be super helpful if you are able to spend 2mins answering my survey! 

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

Thanks in advance! If you're interested to know more and have time for correspondence it would be great for my project. It would be great if you could spread it to friends and family who wouldn't mind answering the survey too, through their perspective of how they'd like to interact with a prosthetic hand if it could feel. 

Yuki

At 4:05pm on December 30, 2012, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue said…

Thanks John, we are always happy to share information that will help animals.  We are writing up the official story of the crow and the goose right now to gather all the facts.  We can share the articles once we get them written up.

At 1:53pm on December 30, 2010, Devashish Das said…
Sir,
I am a new fan of yours from India. I have read your articles and blogs about amputation. We were a bunch of students who were doing a prosthetic arm project, just for fun. But then we have came across the real trauma of amputation during the pre project survey(read the full story on our blog shabdorg.blogspot.com). After that incidence we taken this project as our life long project. Our mission is atleast we could give our national amputees at least what people of your country can get. In our country each year million of rupee is wasted on research and the final product is kept in the research center itself as a showpiece. The reality is in our country 80%amputees never get more than the bandages over the wound. Anyways we are not in favour the new research of transplantation of arm from a brain dead person to an amputee. Though its almost 100% successful (49/50), it is death of ethics and almost killing someone for a rich man amputation surgery.
In the meanwhile we came across your website and at last we are here. We just want to enquire how really this site helps us to achieve our goal. Please do contact us, my mail id is dasdevashishdas@gmail.com
regards,
Devashish Das,
India
At 6:32am on April 4, 2010, Wolf Schweitzer said…
Some people found it useful that the Carnes arm's feature used position dependent motion combination. There was elbow dependent wrist rotation allowing pronation for an extended elbow and supination for a flexed elbow. So from past experience some position dependency of prosthetic function could be justified to be 'useful'.

With limited input variables, the one and only clever way to exploit these constraints has not been found.

So my guess would be to include the Bosch accelerometer, build a demo and start testing it. Only when you wear it and play with it you can find out how cool or how useless it really is.
At 5:34pm on April 3, 2010, George Pollock said…
Just starting out, Jon, and your link to Open... was very interesting. Just FYI, I have an evaluation board for the Micro line of Microcontrollers. It has a Wii-like accelerometer and some demo software that makes it like a Wii. The accelerometer proper is a digital wonder chip from Bosh, costs ~$5 small quantities. So, if Wii-like motion sensing is wanted, it looks like it is in the bag, more or less, already.

George
At 8:28am on March 29, 2010, Wolf Schweitzer gave Jon Kuniholm a gift
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Free Red Ribbon Day and the founder of Open Prosthetics has not even been awarded yet? Can't be. Here's to free and open designs :)
At 6:18am on October 27, 2009, Monzurul Alam said…
I'm including the simplest schematics ckt. that i ever designed for this prosthesis hand. Please note, i tried to use only those components which are only available in developing countries (like my countriy Bangladesh). Moreover it minimize the cost dramatically with a small sacrifice of performance.
At 4:43am on September 27, 2009, May Dean said…
Dear Jon

I am Riam Dean's mother, it was nice of you to add one of her interviews on your blog. I am very interested to know more about your social network and projects. I will also pass your details to Riam.
At 1:49am on August 3, 2009, annalisa passalacqua said…
hi there,

we are both missing the same limb i see.
i was wondering how you started this website?
At 3:10pm on April 23, 2009, ANA PAULA MEDEIROS said…
OLÁ JON! RECENTEMENTE ANALISEI ALGUNS ARTIGOS DO SITE IEEE,E
NUM DELES VINHA FALANDO SOBRE SEU CASO.SOU ESTUDANTE DE ENGENHARIA ELÉTRICA E ESTOU INTERESSADA EM DESENVOLVER PESQUISAS NESSE RAMO DE "PRÓTESES".O QUE DIFICULTA É QUE NO BRASIL AINDA NÃO ENCONTREI EM MINHAS PESQUISAS INSTITUIÇÕES VINCULADAS À ESTUDOS TAMBÉM DESSE RAMO.
GOSTARIA DE ENTRAR EM CONTATO COM VOCÊ E SE POSSÍVEL OBTER INFORMAÇÕES QUE IRÃO CONTRIBUIR PARA MEUS ESTUDOS.
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