gripper toy/prosthetic prototype

Well its a simple cycle brake (side pull single pivot,brake pads removed) inserted in a glove that can be used to grab objects. The initial idea was to build on it further and have the brake lever fitted under the armpit such that when the arm is moved towards the body the lever gets pulled and the grip tightens to grab objects for persons who might be missing part of the hand from below the elbow. However didn't get any further for various reasons, would be very happy if anyone would find it useful.

Toga_Dan3 years ago

good idea. I'd consider other options to the glove. Perhaps covering brake caliper in silicon caulk, which can be very grippy.

Freddy Francis (author) 3 years ago

Images seem missing, atttaching again

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