April 2, 2017|Younes Chahid

Story

After assembling our first E-Nable Prosthetic Hand and having it shared in the Huddersfield Examiner (thanks to Lauren.B) with the purpose of finding a charity to give it to them. We got a message from a family in Wales, Dave.J, who needed one for his granddaughter Kelsie. 

Design

After contacting Dave.J and having a close look on Kelsie’s hand, we were in between choosing a wrist or elbow actuated design, however after discussing with him again and the professional and helpful E-nable community in Google+ we settled with the wrist design, and specifically the Raptor Reloaded

Printing and Assembly

This time we used our society machine the Zortrax M200 to 3D print the design, 

And then we proceeded to the Assembly: 

So by the end we had the assembled hand: 

Kelsie’s Surprise Party!

After assembling the hand on the last week of March, we got in touch again with Dave.J. He suggested to come from Wales (2h drive) and meet us in the following weekend even though we suggested that it might be better to send it by post (just in case c:) 

While we had only a few days before they come we decided to set up a SURPRISE PARTY FOR KELSIE!, While it was a short notice for people we know and many of our members struggled to come as it is the weekend before handing assignments, the SU bought some party items, Damian.T and Jon.C were available to host/prepare for the event and a dozen of people joined us from the University (THANK YOU!)

After meeting Kelsie, She tried both of our assembled hands and felt more comfortable with the white one, which in just a few minutes started to practice!

After meeting Kelsie, She tried both of our assembled hands and felt more comfortable with the white one, which in just a few minutes started to practice!

By the end, Dave.J, her grandad and Kelsie explained how they tried several prosthetics before and how this design is by far one the best and suitable at the moment. 

By the end, Dave.J, her grandad and Kelsie explained how they tried several prosthetics before and how this design is by far one the best and suitable at the moment. 

What’s next?

Well first of all a big thank you to everyone who helped and attended the event and made this possible. We are planning from now on to research and take this to another level by checking other types of prosthetic hands, we recently got in touch with Open Bionics, and we hope to work with them soon to have advanced Bionic Hands that Kelsie and other people can use. 

Few hours after the surprise party,  Kelsie sent us a video showing her holding a 3D printed grey pikachu that she saw being made live in our event c:

She is mastering it!

Kelsie, thanks for coming and for your letter,  you inspired us all !