Mexican students create robotic hand for people with disabilities
The project, directed by 16-years-old Erick Fernández

Mexican students create robotic hand for people with disabilities

21/12/2019
15:04
Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English
Mexico City
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The prosthesis is made with mechanical, electronic, and 3D-printed pieces

Mexican students from the robotics team of Tecmilenio University campus Toluca developed a robotic hand with mechanical, electronic, and 3D-printed pieces. The prosthesis has sensors that can detect the movements of the arm to be able to open and close its fingers and emulate a real hand.

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The project, directed by 16-years-old Erick Fernández, was developed with a year’s worth of trials and research on the anatomy of the hand and the muscle systems, in addition to training in 3D technology able to create 95% of the implementation of the robotic prostheses.
 

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“This creation comes from a family need; however, now it has the purpose of having an impact in our community to improve the living conditions of people affected. As a high school student, my commitment and call are to apply this knowledge in my surroundings,” asserted Fernández.

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In the first phase, the robotics team has the objective of printing 20 prostheses so 20 children can go back to their daily activities with the use of this technology.
 

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In addition, the students won the Inspire Award for their community work, positive attitude, inclusiveness, and professionalism in the last edition of the regional competition FIRST Tech Challenge that took place on November 30. The team made it to the nationals to take place in January 2020.

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The robotic hand joins the list of inventions created by Tecmilenio students, including a prototype for a wheelchair driven by head sensors to ease the mobility of paraplegic persons.

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