Prosthetic Hand Made with 3D Printer

An inventor has unveiled his plans to revolutionise the health industry by creating prosthetic limbs using a - 3D PRINTER.The NHS currently has to pay around £70,000 for a prosthetic hand for an amputee.But robotics expert Joel Gibbard, 23, has come up with a genius alternative which would cost just £600.The first-class engineering graduate has created The Dextrus hand, a fully-working prototype built using a 3D printer.Dextrus works like a human hand, using electric motors instead of muscles and steel cables instead of tendons.The 3D printed plastic parts work like bones and a rubber coating acts as the skin. It takes around eight hours to print one off.

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