An artificial robotic hand for people with below elbow amputation offering users a sense of touch and grip control
Grippy is a lightweight and affordable, battery-powered 3D printed prosthetic hand with a sense of touch and multi-grip control. It was engineered and built in India for people with below elbow amputation aged 15 years and above.
India with plans to go global after receiving US FDA or EU CE approvalsInterview with representative
~ 3,000 – 3,500 USD Interview with representative
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
It is designed for people with below elbow amputation aged 15 years and above
The product was 3D printed with polymers and thermoplastics and processed by various additive manufacturing techniques. It was built in India by Robo Bionics as a startup and supported by the Startup India Initiative by the DPIIT, Govt of India to scale up production. Interview with representative
The company has 4 Trademarks and 3 Patents Filed.Interview with representative
Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer and booking a demo from the manufacturer’s website
As of 2021, the company has tested 10, beta trialed 3, clinically testing 15, and made 3 pilot sales. Interview with representative
Skilled/unskilled required ability or training necessary to construct and fit a product for a patient
% of users reporting being satisfied with the product as determined by independent patient studies
% of patients reporting daily use of the product as determined by independent patient studies
% of patients reporting comfortable use of product in independent patient studies
Grippy is a bionic upper limb (hand) prosthesis with a 3-cell lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 1000 mAh. The battery has a charger with an input of 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.3 A, and output: 9 – 12.6 V DC, 0 – 0.5 A. It also has an operating temperature of 20°C to 60°C. The product weighs 0.5 kg with a load capacity of 0.5 kg (lateral) and 2 kg (downward). It has ingress protection: IP30. The product comes in a package containing 1 gripper, 1 set of sensors, 1 set of feedback actuators, 1 battery, 1 charger, 1 spare glove, 1 dummy battery, 1 set of dummy sensors, 1 set of feedback dummy actuators, and 1 dummy connector. The product needs to be fitted with a customized socket based on the measurements taken from the user by a certified professional.
The technical support is provided by the manufacturer. Users can contact the manufacturer on their website for support
The lifespan is 3 years without any service and up to 10 years with annual service. Interview with representative
The manufacturer intends for Grippy hand to be self-reliant, light weight, have a sense of feel and touch, reduced learning curve, and improved ergonomics.
Safety tests and certification by India’s NABL Lab
Safety Tested and Certified by India’s NABL Lab
The product is certified by the Indian National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
Safety testing, the product safety was evaluated by the Indian National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
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