Pikes Peak Makerspace has built an exiii HACKberry for Delaney Hurst, who was born without the use of her right hand. Her new prosthetic allows her to do things others normally take for granted, like driving a stick shift when she gets old enough, and greeting her school teacher.
“My teacher in the morning, we shake hands and he is always forgetting to shake my left hand instead of my right hand, but now I will be able to shake him with my right hand.” Hurst said.
The hand was designed and built by volunteers using 3D printers who put in over 500 hours of work. The team behind the project said this is just the first version of the hand which can be used for general use, but they hope to make more advancement down the road.
There is now a few people building exiii HACKberry’s for amputees in their community and the 3D printable files and assembly instructions are available online. https://goo.gl/er7JPU