3D Printed Arm Helping Hand for Amputee

News / June 24, 2019

Team PJ Prosthesis members came with very different skillsets: Two of them are physiotherapist students, another two are computer science researchers and one is a teacher. They were led by D J Saravana Kumar, who has more than a decade’s experience in 3D modelling. Kumar, who works as a senior graphics designer at Fraunhofer Singapore, recounted that the pain points that Tan faced - such as having a lightweight prosthetic - were brought up during the brainstorming session at the three-day event. It was clear then that the main challenge they would face would be making a prosthetic that would be effective at grabbing things, specifically the washing hose that Tan requested, said Kumar.