Media Ambition Tokyo 2017
Playful Hands are displayed at Roppongi Hills MAT LAB Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW on February 11, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The barriers to uptake of myoelectric prosthetic arms for children are largely about affordability, access and perception. Takram sought to design a robust yet playful alternative that uses low cost construction, sensors and actuators...The three prototypes experiment with a range of gripping functions that balance manual and automatic operations. The aim is to provide children with a fun yet controllable ÔhandÕ that can support optimal development during early stages and lead to more advanced alternatives as they grow...Future applications include adding AI functionality, and incorporating automatic operations to existing prosthetic products and educational toys.