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Open-Sourcing A Helping Hand

Aug 14, 2017 at 11:15 AM ET

Need a helping hand?

Open Bionics’ Brunel Hand is a robotic device that can be used for research.

Its open-source coding gives easy access to researchers and allows them to customize the hand based on individual project needs.

Weighing in at just under a pound, it has nine degrees of freedom — allowing it to wave or pick up delicate items like a glass cup.

The developers want the hand to help in prosthetic research, or even make it into a fully functional hand for a humanoid robot.

Open-sourcing any progress in prosthetics is something we can all shake on!