Students of The University of Manchester have designed and built a 3D printed, low-cost robotic prosthetic hand could provide a much cheaper alternative for amputees.

The functionality of the hand is very impressive, allowing users to complete everyday tasks from picking items up to typing and answers phone calls. The hand joints allow for each individual finger and the thumb to move as well as make a fist.

The most impressive factor is the cost. Students built the hand for only £307! This is considerably cheaper when compared to prosthetic limbs currently available.

The design recently won ‘best new development’ in the Digital Innovation Challenge at the Industry 4.0 Summit and Factories of the Future Expo held at Manchester Central.