Kinetic Hand Hand Designs [Currently Recomm...
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--- ![Kinetic Hand.jpg](file-guid:6c63b9b3-2feb-40d3-92bd-5fe20c6fc1a0 "Kinetic Hand.jpg") To learn about what each of the above icons represents, please refer to the [Device Ratings Guide](https://hub.e-nable.org/s/e-nable-devices/wiki/Device+Ratings+Guide "Device Ratings Guide"). --- ![Kinetic Hand.jpg](file-guid:bebd14d4-8a67-4c0d-885e-d62841e82556 "Kinetic Hand.jpg") **Designer:** Mat Bowtell ([Free 3D Hands, Ltd](http://www.free3dhands.org/)) **Description:** This is a wrist-powered device. To use this design, the user must have a functional wrist and enough palm to push against the device to force the fingers closed when the wrist is bent. For more information, see the [Which Design](https://hub.e-nable.org/s/e-nable-devices/wiki/Which+Design%3F "Which Design?") page. At Free 3D Hands, we have been designing, trialing, and improving the Kinetic Hand for almost three years since November 2017. Over that period, we have made continuous incremental improvements to the design based on recipient feedback. The hand has been designed using a virtual clay modeling software called Geomagic Freeform Plus to create an organic shape, and then has been engineered and simulated in Solidworks with support of an add-in called Power Surfacing RE. This design includes several variations for the palm component and palm inserts, designed to fit a variety of different hand anatomies. ![Kinetic Hand Features.jpg](file-guid:10f20bca-1fe3-48ec-a95a-1b84eafed726 "Kinetic Hand Features.jpg") The documentation included with this design is exceptionally high quality, providing detailed step-by-step instructions for sizing, printing, and assembly. You’ll find the documentation as a PDF file that’s included as part of the ZIP file downloaded from Thingiverse (see STL Files link below). --- # **Files and Resources** **STL Files:** [Link](https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4618922) **Source CAD Files:** Not available **Instructions:** Included in the ZIP file found on Thingiverse (see STL Files link above) **Assembly Materials Kit:** Not available **Video Tutorials:** Not available **e-NABLE Device Color Customizer:** [Link](https://bymu.eu/customizer/?device=kinetic-hand)