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A team of engineers from the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham developed a new robotic 3D printed prosthetic hand. The robotic prosthetic, which can lift objects that weigh up to 400 grams and can even handle a mobile phone, was presented at International Conference on Humanitarian based Applications for Robotics and Automation (RAHA 2016), held at Amritapuri campus. Dr. Ganesha Upuda, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri campus explained, “It’s a novel underactuated hand, made using rubber and nickel. Lab tests of the hand showed better potential compared to other prosthetic hands available, in terms of load carrying capacity, durability and strength. The technology has the potential for a wider application besides being used for prosthetic limbs.”

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