In Minsk, the programmer has created a robotic prosthesis. Mechanical arm to cope with a variety of tasks and are not inferior in functionality of expensive Western counterparts.
Cramped workshop in the basement of the Minsk flats well equipped. At the household 3D printer programmer Oleg printed dad a new hand. The prosthesis consists of three parts: a brush, control system and shell. The sleeve is done by the doctor individually for each person. The first person who tried cyberprotest, of course, was Sergei. The simplest thing in life - to boil the kettle, pour water in the Cup - he now has available. To use a brush learned for 5 minutes. For 26 years Sergey Galtsev used to cope with one hand. The hand piece is a retired captain of the Soviet army, was lost while serving in the far East - a grenade exploded accidentally. last summer, he is 3 weeks tested the prosthesis in the village: mow the lawn, sawing wood. Hand held.
Idea how to help my father was born my son 2 years ago. I saw on the Internet the project of the Frenchman, who has created a humanoid robot. Decided, why not try focusing on one limb. Each item was printed separately. In the end, the electronic brush can be assembled as children's designer. Now with his father thinking about how to improve the prosthesis, including externally. While he looks more like the hand of the terminator. You need to add smooth lines to give a human appearance.
Analogs of such prostheses are in the West, tens of thousands of dollars. Belarusian, maybe a few hundred. The prototype drawings Oleg posted in open access. Now everyone can download them.
Thousands of people became interested. Minsk programmer receives letters from all over the world. Someone thanks, someone already wants to order. The Creator says: the model has not yet committed, and continues to bring to mind.
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