Flexy-Hand 2 – Filaflex Remix: 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Looks and Moves Like the Real Thing

Most of the 3D printed prosthetic hands stories have come our way from various e-NABLE members. e-NABLE is a group of over 3,000 volunteers who share ideas and designs on 3D printable prosthetic devices, and then connect with other individuals in need of these devices., in order to 3D print them a new hand, arm, or whatever other extremity they may need.

For now, most of the prostheses we have seen come from e-NABLE have been hands and arms, but who knows what the future will hold for this amazing group of individuals.

Steve Wood, of Gyrobot, is one e-NABLE member who has been responsible for a lot of innovation within the group. He specializes in creating flexible 3D printed objects, using Filaflex filament. We have done many stories on his work, which includes 3D printed insoles, an awesome snow scooter attachment, and most notably his 3D printed Flexy-Hand designs, which use Filaflex filament to give the typical 3D printed prosthesis a more realistic look and feel.

The original Flexy-Hand design was released in March 2014, and the Flexy-Hand 2 was put online just four months later in July. Today, Steve Wood has unveiled yet another amazing iteration of his already popular Flexy-Hand 2. … (read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com