Meet Richard Van As, a South African carpenter, turned inventor, who lost four fingers from his right hand in a saw accident. Mr. Van As could not afford the tens of thousands of dollars to purchase his own electrical impulse activated prosthetic so he decided to help himself.With the advent of 3-D printing Van As was able to build himself a working ‘robo hand.’ Being the caring man that he is, Van As decided to help dozens of people from toddlers to adults to regain their grips.
Van As has published his plans for the 3D hand online, available as opensource and free to all.
Mr. Van As, was able to help all these people because of the generosity of others through donations. If you’d like to help him help others, please visit their website and consider making a donation at robohand.net.