Vietnamese engineer Nguyễn Phương Duy’s winning entry into the 2019 Hackaday Prize caught our attention. He created a 3D printed prosthetic arm with built-in computer vision to assist with wrist movement and grip pattern selection. It also utilizes OpenBCI hardware to allow the user to issue commands or give consent to actions chosen by the prosthesis.
Nguyễn was inspired to build this project to help a child in his country with congenital limb deficiency brought on by Agent Orange. Project ARMED won the “Best Concept” category, and more details can be found on his project page on Hackaday.
Project ARMED won the “Best Concept” award in the 2019 Hackaday contest, and is also the capstone project for Nguyễn’s undergraduate study (wow!). We look forward to what he is able to build as his education continues!