Helping researchers in their quest for information can only benefit our knowledge of reasons for upper limb differences and prosthetic’s that will enhance lives. We encourage our members to take part in surveys and register for ‘bionic arms’.
Currently we are working with:
Register here: Hero Arm is a 3D-printed multi-grip bionic arm for people with below elbow upper-limb differences, aged eight and above.
How do children with a limb difference undertake everyday tasks? Researchers from Durham University Dr Dorothy Cowie and Laura Bird. Contact: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0191 334 3270, 07540888239.
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Recent graduate from Loughborough University Kate Walker.
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Prepmate aims to enrich the lives of those with upper limb disabilities by providing them with a newfound sense of independence in the kitchen.
Drew Murray and Stephen Davies collaborate their voluntary efforts under the name of Team UnLimbited. Their R&D efforts include developing new devices, research into materials and functional improvements. All of their work is shared as open source for the benefit of all, for non-commercial use. All the work we do is voluntary and recipient devices are provided for free, we fund the work ourselves and commit our own time to this cause.
Boston Children’s Hospital have recently done some research in to children with upper limb differences. Approximately one in every thousand children is born with a congenital upper limb difference. These conditions can include complete or partial absence of a limb, failure of fingers to separate, duplication of fingers, overgrowth and undergrowth as well as constriction ring syndrome. Along with the physical differences this presents as a child grows and develops, there can also be mental and emotional challenges. https://notes.childrenshospital.org/children-congenital-hand-differences-emotional-health/