Event Title

Arm Prosthesis

Start Date

8-5-2020 12:00 AM

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Engineering

Advisor

Asheesh Lanba, PhD

Abstract

The goal of the project is to design and build functional prosthetic limbs in a reproducible, aesthetically pleasing, inexpensive and customizable way for the Portland Rotary. The Portland Rotary is a humanitarian organization that offers common types of prosthetic limbs for free with the goal of restoring a certain level of functionality for amputees in the Dominican Republic. The organization faces many challenges by focusing on the highest quality, yet affordable, prosthetics. The current situation is not focused on the advancement of prosthetic limbs, but to provide simpler alternatives. The goal of the project is to improve the existing prostheses so that they are more aesthetically pleasing and better functioning. This goal will be achieved by increasing the speed of the electric arm, reducing the pressure with the hinge mechanism, and ensuring its price is affordable. More people would be willing to get prosthetics to enhance their quality of life if they are affordable and aesthetically pleasing. The project will ensure that Portland Rotary serves more amputees in the Dominican Republic to lead a quality life.

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May 8th, 12:00 AM

Arm Prosthesis

The goal of the project is to design and build functional prosthetic limbs in a reproducible, aesthetically pleasing, inexpensive and customizable way for the Portland Rotary. The Portland Rotary is a humanitarian organization that offers common types of prosthetic limbs for free with the goal of restoring a certain level of functionality for amputees in the Dominican Republic. The organization faces many challenges by focusing on the highest quality, yet affordable, prosthetics. The current situation is not focused on the advancement of prosthetic limbs, but to provide simpler alternatives. The goal of the project is to improve the existing prostheses so that they are more aesthetically pleasing and better functioning. This goal will be achieved by increasing the speed of the electric arm, reducing the pressure with the hinge mechanism, and ensuring its price is affordable. More people would be willing to get prosthetics to enhance their quality of life if they are affordable and aesthetically pleasing. The project will ensure that Portland Rotary serves more amputees in the Dominican Republic to lead a quality life.

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