«Skolkovo» team will develop arm prostheses with functionality of electric power tools
According to the chief of the department of the development of prostheses at «Motorika» Fedor Kubyshev, the prosthesis will be supplied with a modular hand part. Exemplarily, one could unfasten a hand with fingers and fasten accessories with screwdriver or dispenser for liquids.
«We could introduce capabilities of scissors with replaceable blades, flat-nose pliers, pliers with various headers and shape of jaw pieces to a prosthesis. Also, one can provide the functionality of screwdriver, drill with pluggable heads, stencil plates, electric fret saw, headsaw. Moreover, some functions can be joint in one piece, for example, screwdriver and liquids dispenser can be conveniently put together,» - Kubyshkin commented.
He has estimated that about 2.5−3 months are required to get the first trial sample implying that in the middle of July first pilot models will be already prepared. Preliminary, Kazakhstan partners are ready to buy 30 such industrial prostheses with the total sum of the order being about 10 million rubles.