Welcome to HMKV's blog.

This blog currently documents a research trip to twelve former Soviet Republics for a new regional project of the Goethe-Institut (2015-17). Earlier entries document the "Afro-Tech and the Future of (Re-)Invention" research trip to Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria (10-25 April 2014, Anne Bergner and Inke Arns), and the INDUSTRIAL on Tour trip to five industrial cities in Poland (27 Sep - 9 Oct 2011, Thibaut de Ruyter, Inke Arns et al.)

Johannesburg: Robohand, Centurion

This is an amazing project: Robohand (http://www.robohand.net/) -- a 3D-printed artificial hand. So far, 200 people have been enabled by Robohand.

Can I make my own Robohand?
- Yes. If you have access to a 3D printer you can print the hand. If you can source the hardware and Orthoplastic, there are assembly manuals on Thingiverse that can assist you.
(Source: http://www.robohand.net/faq/)

At what age can I get a Robohand?
- With smaller children, we recommend between the ages of 2-3 years old. This will also depend on the size of the hand that is required, as we cannot make them too small as they lose functionality.
- You are never too old to receive a Robohand either.
(Source: http://www.robohand.net/faq/)

How many fingers must I be missing before I can get a Robohand?
- If you are missing only one finger, you will be assessed for a Robofinger.
- If you are missing more than one finger, you will be assessed for a Robofinger or a Robohand.
- If you are missing all your fingers, you will be a candidate for a Robohand.
(Source: http://www.robohand.net/faq/)