3D printed hand prosthesis funded by Eurostars

3D printed hand prosthesis funded by Eurostars

21-01-16

The foremost problems reported by hand prosthesis users is the heavy weight of the prosthesis and the too slow speed of executing the motion. The Norwegian SME Hy5 has developed an affordable state-of-the art hand prosthesis, with an incorporated hydraulic pump and super-light yet robust 3D printed titanium parts, which enables a significant reduction of the total weight and improves the speed and accuracy of the gripping motion.  With an appreciated 1/3 of all end-users being women or children, Hy5 is also bringing their innovative technology to these target groups, by adjusting and miniaturising their hand prosthesis to fit different palm sizes.

Innovayt has assisted Hy5 in developing and writing the proposal, which successfully has received funding amounting 650k€ through EUREKA’s Eurostars program.

For more information, contact Daniel Barbosa or see a longer article posted in the Norwegian DN.