3D printed Hand created in bedroom that could change the world
A British inventor hopes to revolutionise the health industry after producing 3D printed prosthetic limbs.The NHS currently has to pay around £70,000 for a prosthetic hand, but robotics expert Joel Gibbard, 23, has come up with an alternative which could cost just £600.The engineering graduate has created The Dextrus hand, a fully-working prototype built with a 3D printer.
‘I want to make it in a way that is cost effective but still profitable. At the moment they would sell for around £1,000 but the idea is to get this down to £600.
‘Money is not my goal with this, I want to make it more accessible for amputees.’