Introduction: Cheap Prosthetic Hand for Playing Basketball

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A cheap, and simple solution for people whose insurance doesn't pay for activity specific prosthetic's.

Step 1: First Mark the Line

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First mark the line, pretty close to in the pictures. You can make it bigger, but it might get in the way of your shooting hand (right hand in my case).

Step 2: Cut on the Line

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Now cut on the line,don't worry if it's too big now.

Step 3: Make Line for Hole for Hook

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Now the placement for this line will depend on if its left, or right handed. This is right handed, so the line would go on the other side of the lip for left.

Step 4: Cut the Hole

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Getting the hole the correct size may take a little time. Start small, you want it as tight as possible. I used a new razor blade for my cuts.

Step 5: Tape It On

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I just used 3m duct tape to attach it. It was surprising strong and sturdy.

Step 6: Final Trim

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Now just go to a basketball court and take a few practice shots. If the lip is too big cut it back in really small amounts. It still needs to hold the ball, but not interfere with your shooting hand. Good luck!

Version 2 coming soon!

Comments

zman1204 (author)2015-03-02

Wow this made me cry wow my cousin had cancer and lost part of an arm, he is fine now but I am hoping I can modify the design and give this to him congrats on your victory bro.

wirenut1980 (author)2014-09-13

Thank you for following me!

michael123d (author)2014-07-28

Anyone can do things as useful as these, but people need ideas. And you've got them. Good job

edbeaty (author)2014-07-23

Well done!

tankapotamus (author)2014-07-23

Thank you for the support! If knows anyone with, or has one hand there self, constructive criticism is always welcome!! If you have any problems or project idea's, feel free to post it.

radiograf (author)2014-07-22

Nice to see you proving that where there is a will there is a way.

karrman1984 (author)2014-07-22

Way to over come! keep up the good fight!

rimar2000 (author)2014-07-21

Very clever!

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Bio: lost my arm at 18, now I'm hacking stuff for disabled people (or animals)
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