Swiss Army Device

LydiaOST
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Swiss Army Device

Postby LydiaOST » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:17 am

Something Terminal devices could attach to.
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Re: Swiss Army Device

Postby laird » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:17 pm

http://armdynamics.com/pages/activity-specific has all sorts of interesting-looking function-specific attachments to prosthetics. In particular, they have a cool locking wrist mechanism that can be adjusted to a near-infinite number of positions and locked into place.

Who knows of more examples that we can learn from?
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Re: Swiss Army Device

Postby LydiaOST » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:46 am

9-year-old Aidan Robinson created a prosthesis that's a socket and a rod with threads on the end.
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/a ... nd/382637/

Excerpt from the above article:

"Using old toys and parts donated from a hardware store, he fashioned together a prosthetic prototype made of a threaded metal rod onto which he could screw on different parts: his Wii remote, a fork, and a life-size version of the hands found on LEGO figurines.

One of the volunteers, a prosthetist named Erik Tompkins, helped him attach the rod to his arm by embedding it into a socket made of Aquaplast, a type of plastic that stays hard at room temperature but becomes gooey and moldable when heated to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and securing it with masking tape. Though the prototype was less sophisticated than the prosthetics he had used, Robinson was much more excited to wear it and dream up fun, new ideas for his prosthetic."
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Re: Swiss Army Device

Postby mhofmann » Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:24 pm

I'm a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
I'm researching the capabilities of 3D printing and custom 3D modeling software for developing, essentially, 3D printed "Swiss Army Arms". For now we are working on designing specific attachments and attaching mechanisms. If anyone has a specific task they would like me to work on designing an attachment for please contact me at hofmann.megan@gmail.com..
If anyone has recommendations please reply to this post. We are very interested in getting input from this community.

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Re: Swiss Army Device

Postby LydiaOST » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:07 pm

Hi Megan,
Have you joined our G+ Community as well?
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Re: Swiss Army Device

Postby mhofmann » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:55 pm

Yes


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