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Low-cost myoelectric hand for young children

The amputation of a hand, confronts the child with immense psychological difficulties. The low-cost prosthesis we propose is intended to be quickly manufactured with a 3D printer, to restore children's confidence and enable them to overcome disability. Due to the low cost of 3D printing, prostheses can be adapted and renewed according to the child's growth.

This prosthesis can be manufactured in the most remote areas of the world. The pleasure of living is then present again and favors the social, family and school participation of the child. This prosthesis is part of the ORTHOLAB project of the HP&O association. ORTHOLAB was born from the numerous orthopedics missions that HP&O made. The ORTHOLAB areas are places of sharing and collaboration to reduce disability and develop to be propagated in Fablabs, centers of orthopedics appliances and all places of solidarity actions. 

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The association "Humanitarian Prosthetists and Orthotists" was born in 2012. HP&O is an independent and solidary association whose main objective is to make orthopedic equipment accessible to the greatest number of people and to act to make it a right for all.

It is by enhancing local skills in both the North and the South, through collaborative research and development that together, makers and genie seeds, we rethink, redesign and create Open Source prosthetic parts adapted to specific needs of the different regions of the world.