SuperGiz, a prosthesis that you can make yourself at home

SuperGiz

Many are the families that have at their core a member, often very young, who needs a prosthesis. Unfortunately and due to its young age it must be modified and even replaced every few months so that it adapts to the development and growth of the person, something that can change thanks to 3D printing and the use of prostheses such as SuperGiz.

This new prosthesis reaches the market thanks to the collaboration of companies such as Nación Pirata, Autofabricantes de Medialab-Prado or the RafaPuede Foundation, which have started a series of workshops where they will try to show both professionals in the sector and families with children with these problems design, 3D print and even adapt these prostheses to their users.

SuperGiz is a unique project to learn how to manufacture and modify your own arm prosthesis.

We have a clear example in the statements you have made Maeso, co-founder of the company specialized in the design and manufacture of sunglasses and watches Nación Pirata:

There are gadgets to take a glass, a fork, a knife, ride a bike, fasten buttons ... But we need the children themselves to propose their gadgets in order to allow them to grow according to their needs.

As for the prosthesis itself, baptized with the name of SuperGiz, little by little it will be renewed with new gadgets according to the needs that the little ones may have. As a detail, tell you that we are facing an open source project so that anyone can modify their designs and develop their own ideas based on the most up-to-date version of the project. Today, manufacturing a SuperGiz prosthesis can have a price of about 400 or 500 euros while similar prostheses are around 3.000 or 4.000 euros on the market.


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