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Making Connections: Modular 3D Printing for Designing Assistive Attachments to Prosthetic Devices

Megan Hofmann

The 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - Student Research Competition (ASSETS-SRC 2015)
Lisbon, Portugal, October 26-28, 2015


In this abstract, we present a modular design methodology for prototyping and 3D printing affordable, highly customized, assistive technology. This methodology creates 3D printed attachments for prosthetic limbs that perform a diverse group of tasks. We demonstrate the methodology with two case studies where two participants with upper limb amputations help design devices to play the cello and use a hand-cycle.

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