Roel Deden

Department: Man and Activity


When he met Lianne, who lost her left arm to bone cancer, Roel Deden started thinking about an alternative for her expensive prosthesis made of fiberglass and titanium. She liked making beaded necklaces and found her artificial arm too heavy and uncomfortable for this job. It triggered the design of Printhesis: a modular 3D-printed prosthesis with various add-ons for specific functions like fine fingerwork, cutting, or pinching. Printhesis doesn’t try to imitate the looks of an arm, but is very efficient at performing its tasks, being accurate, lightweight and easy to handle. Moreover, all the parts can be produced at low cost within a short time. An online order will be ready for use within three weeks.

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Project-850 Roel Deden
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