The e-NABLE Community has a variety of 3D printable upper limb assistive device designs available to those in need, but most of the designs require a functional wrist that can bend at least 30 degrees in either direction as well as most or all of their palm in order to make the device function properly.
For those that do not have a functional wrist or a palm, the e-NABLE Community has created a few designs that are able to function through the bending of the elbow instead of the wrist. For these designs to work, recipients will need a functional elbow that can bend easily and a partial to most of their forearm.
Elbow Actuated Designs Currently Available:
• RIT Arm
For help in deciding which device might work best for a specific limb difference – please feel free to ask our volunteers and designers in the Forums or the Google+ group who are happy to answer your questions and help guide you through the process of creating a 3D printed assistive device for yourself or someone you know!