We are Graduate Students at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Perry (49) is studying Electrical Engineering. Chad (27) is studying Bio-Engineering.
Our Goal is to setup a Bionic Limb Lab where we make mechanical gloves and mechanical socks for people in need anywhere on the planet. Given a few simple measurements we can make a glove for anyone, that work and fit well. Currently we only able to offer customized mechanical gloves.
These devices were not possible until very recently. The advent of inexpensive 3-D Printing has made this possible. This will be a multi-discipline effort. We need and encourage Engineers, Doctors, Therapists, and the Community at-large to get involved. How will you help?
Working to Give the World a Hand
C. Perry Weinthal: Perry is an Electrical Engineer by training and immediately recognized the opportunity to work with Chad. Perry is familiar with the multiple electronic devices and options available. Perry's familiarity with micro-devices means he has a deep sense of the state-of-the-art in micro circuitry. This led to them to discover the open source community.
Chad Coarsey: Chad was born with a version of Symbrachydactyly of the left hand (or the nub as Chad calls it). This is the precipitating event that we are addressing. Chad eventually meets Perry Weinthal in a University environment and together they decide it was time to provide Chad with a hand. Chad and Perry then set up a series of experiments that map-out Chad's capabilities specific to his nub. Chad will be instrumental in show-casing and advocating the device as well as personally testing future devices.
Manuel Papir: Manny spent over 10 years in public service and in disaster response/recovery. He was a first responder during the September 11th attacks, and oversaw disaster recovery for non-profit institutions following Hurricane Sandy's landfall in Brooklyn, NY. Manny understands the need to get goods and services to the end-user and also understands the need to give-back to the community. Manny is responsible for identifying and organizing the various opportunities during the formation of the BGP as well the day to day operations.
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