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Call for Talented engineers! GrabCad Modular Prosthetic Challenge

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    GrabCad Modular Prosthetic Challenge

    This year GrabCAD teams up the with Enable Community Foundation to challenge GrabCAD’s sizeable and diverse population of talented engineers in createing a modular, low cost, 3D-Printable terminal device and we hope to go on to break down barriers for those with limb differences. This of course is with the assist of the members who have to create the terminal device that is compatible with the international Committee for the Red Cross’s (ICRC) tranradial prosthetics making guidelines.



    Why this is so significant

    The number of those living with limb differences globally is countless. And just about 2 million folks in the US alone live with limb differences. To add on to that, it is estimated that close to 1 in 2000 live births equite year involves upper-limb

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    Example hook terminal devices with standard threaded interfaces.

    reduction that is according to World Health Organization. The 70 and 80s create has given quite little diversity in aesthetics or functionality due to the limited and low cost of making and distribution system of prosthetics. In addition, there has been a decline of the voluntary opening (VO) terminal device mechanical efficiency since 1987 and that is according to a 2012 VA study and it is our hope that the Enable Community Foundation-GrabCAD challenge to the engineers can not just improve on aesthetics alone but can in addition tackle the ergonomics as well that may assist in improving the mechanical efficiency.

    How to participate:

    VisitGrabCAD.com, a community hosting additional than 1,6million createers and engineers and in addition open to the public.

    Challenge beigns on April 18, 2016 and deadline for entries is on May 16,2016.

    Finalists can be revealed on June 2016 and with $3400 in total prizes to be won, winners can be revealed on June 20, 2016.


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