Development of 3D Printed Symbrachydactyly Prosthetic Hand
Mohammad Azeeb Mazlan1, Wan Fatimatul Aifaa Wan Fadzil2, Helmi Rashid3, Abdul Halim Abdullah4
1Mohammad Azeeb Mazlan, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Wan Fatimatul Aifaa Wan Fadzil, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Helmi Rashid, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
4Abdul Halim Abdullah, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on September 21, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 5943-5947 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A3032109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A3032.109119
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Abstract: Symbrachydactyly is a genetical problem occurred to newborn where the newborn experienced underdeveloped or shorten fingers. This condition will limit their normal as even a simple task of holding an item or pushing a button. A device is needed to help them gain a better life. The aim of this project is to fabricate a customized prosthesis hand using 3D printing technology at minimum cost. The proposed prosthetic was not embedded with any electrical component. The patient can only use the wrist to control the prosthetic part which is the prosthetic fingers. The prosthetic hand was also being developed with the patient specific features, which the initial design stage was adapted from a person’s hand geometry using a 3D scanner. Next the model of the prosthesis was analyzed computationally to predict the performance of the product. Different material properties are considered in the analysis to present Polylactic Acid (PLA) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) materials. Then, the prosthesis was fabricated using the 3D printing. The results suggested that PLA material indicated better findings and further be fabricated.
Keywords: Finite Element Analysis, PLA, Prosthetic Hand, Symbrachydactyly, 3D Printing.