Bamboo prosthetic arm can be worn like clothes

Bamboo prosthetic arm

Developing nations may have touched new heights in prosthetics, but artificial limbs are still a farfetched dream for the amputees residing in the developing countries. Addressing the issue, designer Nicholas Richardson has come up with an ergonomic and cost-effective prosthetic that can be finished to fit differently sized arms. Made using made out of canvas and bamboo, the sustainable prosthetic arm includes interchangeable terminal devices to make it highly functional, while being comfortable.

The bamboo prosthetic arm not only helps in wrist, arms, transradial and transhumeral amputation, but also soothes people suffering from carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis or any other hand related troubles. Other than improving the hand or arm movement of the amputees, the bamboo Prosthetics arm provides low cost prosthetics for poor people, while creating job opportunities to boost the economy of the developing countries.

[Cheers Nicholas]

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