In addition to the Modular Training Arm (a transradial elbow-powered arm), another application of Cosmetic Terminal Devices is for Transhumeral Modular Arm systems
and the two systems can share much of the same technology. The Haiti Team
is actively seeking this type of device.
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The parts can all be printed or some can be printed flat and thermoformed (or thermoformed from flat sheets printed with a flatbed inkjet printer).
The socket will be fabricated by a prosthetist
and attached to the Above Elbow Plug or the Upper Arm Cuff.
The wrist can pronate and supinate
as the recipient twists it with the other hand. The wrist and forearm may benefit from adding a flexible cosmetic fairing that gracefully makes the transition from the oval/rectangular form of the wrist to the more circular cross-section of the forearm