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Next level comfort.
Comfort is the most important aspect of any prosthesis. No matter how advanced it may be, it's no help if it isn't worn. Tyr 3 was designed to be put on with one hand and uses a performance nylon blend that is tear resistant, light weight, and stretchy. The breathable fabric wicks moisture from the skin to the fabric's surface for evaporation.
The power of Tyr 3 comes from its versatility. In addition to storage in the forearm and palm for aftermarket tools, the entire surface of the arm (the skin) is a touch sensitive screen. Always powered and always with you, this is the ultimate mobile device.
Tyr 3 can be configured to meet a range of price points and capabilities: As an affordable body powered prosthetic with a split hook or a highly advanced bionic arm outfitted with tools, sensors, skin, and a fully articulated hand. It is a platform for companies and individuals to build new and exciting solutions based on their personal needs.
The Tyr 3 hand is split down the center and along the palm, giving the hand flexibility and allowing it to bend inward. Around each finger is an elastic sleeve that fills the joints as they move and gives the hand a soft, natural grip.
The custom socket features plates that flex independently of one another.
The main components of the arm, ready to be 3D printed.
The full scale articulated prototype next to my own arm.
An early sketch on the arm, with callouts for each unique feature.
This lower cost replacement for the hand can still be controlled remotely.
A thick elastic band is strategically wound around the motors, bringing them to a slow stop as they reach the natural limits of their range.
Multiple parts are customizable to match the users personality.