By Tim Hornyay via PCWorld
If you lose your hand in an accident, a prosthetic could cost well over US$10,000. But 3D printing holds out the promise of making simple replacement hands available for far less.
In a closet-sized room in Tokyo’s Akihabara electronics district, the founders of robotics startup Exiii pore over the designs for their latest prototype. It’s a basic mechanical hand and forearm made from materials that only cost about $200. It’s also open source.