Artificial Digit Replacements for Women Veterans with Individual Digit Loss
Richard F. Weir
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October 2018 -
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The goal of the proposed project is to design and develop a purely mechanical, ratcheting prosthetic finger – the Women’s Digit – which 1) can be sized for a 5th percentile female hand using advanced metal 3D printing technology, 2) has an industry leading strength to weight ratio, and 3) can be operated using unilaterally (one- handed) using a novel ratcheting mechanism. The largest population of upper limb amputees are those with partial hand amputations. This population outnumbers all other l...