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Biomechanical Robotics Group was founded with the vision of creating lower cost and highly functional prosthetic solutions for a large community of users.  Join us on our mission!

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Biomechanical Robotics Group was founded with the vision of creating lower cost and highly functional prosthetic solutions for a large community of users.  Join us on our mission!

BRG Story

The Biomechanical Robotics Group was founded with the vision of pushing the boundaries of 3D printed robotics.  We believe that we can continue to reduce the cost of prostheses while increasing functionality for the amputee community.  It is our continued hope that we develop lasting relationships with the public and future clients as we pursue these goals.

We are a small company located in Iowa City and have backgrounds in biomedical engineering, programming and robotics.  We are simultaneously working on two projects:

The earlier Nu-Hand project was unsuccessfully launched on Kickstarter during the 2015.  However, we are rigorously looking at innovative ways in bringing this product to life.  A novel aspect of the Nu Hand is the ability to quickly match the hand size to an individual (either derived from their other hand or through anthropometric data). 

In the meantime we have developed the ‘Hobby-Hand’.  The Hobby Hand is an open source test bench that will preview technologies borrowed from the Nu-Hand.  The ‘Hobby Hand’ can also be used as an introductory educational platform for teaching programming, microcontrollers and sensors.   We hope that the Hobby Hand will generate interest to the next generation of engineers, tinkerers and hobbyists.

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Nu Hand


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Nu Hand

The Biomechanical Robotics Group (BRG) officially launched their Kickstarter campaign with the 'Nu Hand' on June 15th, 2015.  Although the campaign was unsuccessfully funded, there was great interest and enthusiasm behind this 3D printed prosthetic hand.

The Nu Hand is central to our plan to create a functional, affordable, reliable and aesthetically appealing 3D printed hand.  We are currently researching and developing the Nu Hand.  As we continue to progress further, we plan on releasing beta versions to be tested by willing participants. 

We plan on tackling the challenges that streamlining 3D printed hands currently have.  Feel free to browse through the old campaign (as nostalgia sets in). 

 

The Nu Hand is still gaining attention!  Thanks TechDesign!  We appreciate it!

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Hobby Hand

Article on 3Ders featuring the Hobby Hand.  Click on the picture for link!


The Hobby Hand has been selected as a Kickstarter Staff Pick and for the Project of the day (Jan 09, 2016).

BRG has created a 3D printed robotic hand that better mimics natural hand movement that anyone can easily learn to control.  

We are presenting the Hobby Hand as an open source test bench that will preview technologies borrowed from the Nu-Hand (our previous Kickstarter attempt).  The Hobby Hand is an affordable kit that will aid in the further development of our 3D prosthetic hands.  This platform is ideal for hobbyists, tinkerers, DIYers, and those who are interested in learning about robotics.  The ‘Hobby Hand’ can also be used as an introductory educational platform for programming, micro-controllers, analog sensors, and hardware.

Please check on the Kickstarter page for full details and how to order your Hobby Hand!  


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Contact


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For more information feel free to contact us at:

Biomechanical.Robotics.Group@gmail.com

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