Pune company to develop affordable prosthetic hand
There is fresh hope for amputees. A group of engineers in Pune are working towards developing a low-cost prosthetic hand that can be fitted without performing any surgery.
The engineers are part of Dee Dee Labs, a Pune-based startup, that is working on a myoelectric arm. Their idea is to use the electric signals that are naturally generated by our muscles and process it to perform the desired action by the hand.
The prosthetic is mainly being developed to perform hand actions, like contraction and relaxation, pinching and pointing at objects but the team is also working on adding more gestures.
Prosthetic arms are usually available for about Rs 35-40 lakh. This new arm aims to be more cost-effective, at less than two lakh rupees.