Virginia Tech Researchers Develop 3D Printed Prostheses with Integrated Sensors for Improved Function

3D printed prosthetic
Blake Johnson holds up a mold of the right hand of Josie Fraticelli, who was born with amniotic band syndrome (Photo credit: Logan Wallace via Virginia Tech)
Although it is possible to 3D print your own prosthetic from models found in open-source database, those models lack the advanced electronic capabilities of more expensive, state-of-the-art prosthetics. Now, researchers at Virginia Tech solved that problem with their newly created prosthetic device with integrated electronic sensors to assess pressure distribution between a limb and the […]