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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Artificial Digit Replacements for Women Veterans with Individual Digit Loss
Principal Investigator:

Richard F. Weir

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The goal of the proposed project is to design and develop a purely mechanical, ratcheting prosthetic finger – the Women’s Digit – which 1) can be sized for a 5th percentile female hand using advanced metal 3D printing technology, 2) has an industry leading strength to weight ratio, and 3) can be operated using unilaterally (one- handed) using a novel ratcheting mechanism. The largest population of upper limb amputees are those with partial hand amputations. This population outnumbers all other l...

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