Open Prosthetics

is creating Open Source prosthetic devices
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Your contribution of $5 helps to sustain this project. You are helping to purchase supplies and contributing to infrastructure costs. We sincerely thank you for your ongoing support!

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About Open Prosthetics

The goal of the Open Prosthetics project is to design and produce a variety of prosthetic limbs that can assembled by anyone able to follow a YouTube video. These prosthetics can be manufactured by anyone with access to a CNC mill and 3D Printer. The focus of this project is to create affordable but innovative designs that incorporate machine learning to modify how these prosthetics respond to the unique muscle signaling in residual limbs through the use of myoelectric sensors. Machine learning will modify how these limbs behave depending on how they are used (grasping a glass vs grasping a credit card). This project will use commodity off-the-self parts to keep costs low to enable users to repair their prosthetic devices at minimal cost. Users will also be able to modify/hack how their limbs work using the accompanying Open Source software developed through this project.

Your support with this project will enable the developers to purchase materials for prototype designs and that will then be sent out to project participants free of charge for evaluation purposes. Your support also provides the developers with the opportunity to take time off their regular jobs to follow up with project participants to refine our designs.

If you would like to contribute to improving access for those needing affordable prosthetic devices, then please show your support with a monthly pledge.
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When we reach 500 patrons we will produce a special edition of our latest prototype and give it away to one of our patrons whose name is selected from a draw.
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