Location: Naples, Florida United States
Company: Didrick Medical Inc.
Profession: Business Owner/Manager
Number of times previously entering contest: never
Favorite design and analysis tools: My favorite design tool is Solid Works. I am not an engineer, therefore had to teach myself how to use CAD. I purchased SolidWorks and was able to use their tutorial to teach myself how to use the product. It was an easy process for me, therefore have not
For managing CAD data Daniel's company uses: SolidWorks PDMWorks
Hobbies and activities: I spend my free time running the World Hand Found.
Online communities: Facebook
Inspired by: As my designs restore function to finger amputees I am inspired by their desire to continue in their chosen path.
I have developed the world’s first functional artificial finger; which require no batteries or motors to operate. The devices, which are called X-Fingers, were developed by creating a series of reciprocally and transversely interconnected components.
When applied X-Fingers move as quickly as real fingers restoring strength and dexterity. Furthermore, no surgeries are required and individuals missing from 1-10 fingers can apply or remove them as easily as a glove.
X-Fingers are patented, registered with the FDA, CE Marked under the MDD and have been covered by every major insurance company in the US. X-Fingers offer a global solution for finger loss; which comprises 94% of all non-fatal amputation cases.
Because of the benefit offered, I am inspired to continue raising awareness of this technology that is needed for adults and children alike around the world.