Vital Energy Technologies is to be involved in the Open Hand Project. This organization aims to make advanced prosthetic hands more accessible to amputees. The ‘Dextrus’ hand is a low-cost robotic hand that offers much of the functionality of a human hand. Ultimately, these hands will be sold for under $1000.
The Open Hand Project is open-source, all of the plans to make a robotic hand will be published online with no patents, anyone has the right to make their own and even sell it themselves. This really helps get these devices out to developing countries and places where import taxes might otherwise increase the cost of distribution.
For the latest details visit Open Hand Project.