“Swavalambha” ABS Recycled Plastic Adjustable Prosthetics Finger

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Medical

These Prosthetics are designed out of recycled ABS plastic waste.

Three hollow cylindrical segments like human fingers with similar cross section and length connected with hinges and and assembled using a trigger spring mechanics from within the structure. To hold in position there are indentured on the joint, providing a 180 degree mobility to the joint.

Adhesive straps hold the prosthetics in position without irritating the wound site.

It can be adjusted to perform delicate jobs like Holding a pen.

The implementation of the project can provide many wounded who have tragically lost their fingers a little more autonomy.

And using recycled plastic helps reduce plastic waste and also reduces the manufacturing cost till some extent makes it a good substitute for the traditional stiff prosthetics.

ABS in its capacity as an engineering plastic is a very durable building material which an be used in 3D printer to print the entire prosthetic.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Shourya Salvi
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Profession:
    Student
  • Shourya is inspired by:
    Workers who have lost their fingers on factory accidents and are rendered jobless and dependent on other for small day-to-day activities
  • Patent status:
    none