Updated on February 22, 2024

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Created on October 20, 2021

Grippy

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An artificial robotic hand for people with below elbow amputation offering users a sense of touch and grip control

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  • National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)
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Product Description

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$3,500.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

The product is distributed by Robo bionics and Medpic.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Adjustable prosthetic limb and Bionicli.

Manufacturing/Building Method

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

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer and booking a demo from the manufacturer’s website

Distributions to Date Status

As of 2021, the company has tested 10, beta trialed 3, clinically testing 15, and made 3 pilot sales. Interview with representative

Craftsmanship required

3D printing

Patient satisfaction

The patient’s testimony of satisfaction can be found on the manufacturer’s website

Patient compliance

Patients find the product easy to use and interactive, Grippy users can feel the opening, closing and also differentiate between the hard and soft objects handled by the hand as reported on the manufacturer and distributor’s website

 

Comfort

Patient confirms the comfort related with the product as reported on the manufacturer’s website 

Materials

Polymers and Thermoplastics processed by various Additive Manufacturing Techniques Interview with representative

Water resistant (yes/no)

No

Amputation level

Below elbow amputation

 

Weight (kg)

 Gripper: 0.25 kg, Battery: 0.9 kg

 

Design Specifications

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.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

The technical support is provided by the manufacturer. Users can contact the manufacturer on their website for support

Replacement Components

Batteries, gloves, socket

Lifecycle

The lifespan is 3 years without any service and up to 10 years with annual service. Interview with representative

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

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.

Vetted Performance Status

Safety tests and certification by India’s NABL Lab

Safety

Safety Tested and Certified by India’s NABL Lab 

Complementary Technical Systems

User customized prosthetic socket

Academic Research and References

Compliance with regulations

The product is certified by the Indian National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)

Evaluation methods

Safety testing, the product safety was evaluated by the Indian National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)

Other Information

None

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