The Universal Socket Prosthetic is an open-source project that tackles the challenge of limb differences from a new angle, allowing anyone to create a customized prosthetic system that they can adapt and use over long periods of time.

Rather than attempting to design a 'jack-of-all-trades' arm, this socket system uses varying custom attachments to accomplish a wide range of tasks. It consists of a mesh, sandwich interface with the residual limb, combined with a hexagonal socket that accepts a corresponding shaft on attachments. Users can resize the mesh to fit different arms, and the attachment system allows for easy development of new components with simple computer-aided design (CAD) skills.

University of California Berkeley

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