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South Bend startup testing newly developed prosthetic hand

 

November 10, 2019



SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Officials from a tech startup at the University of Notre Dame have developed a prosthetic hand that they say would cost less than those currently on the market and require less training for amputees.

ProstheTech hopes to finish testing its myoelectric prosthetic hand — which works by using existing electrical signals in an amputee's muscles — by the end of this year.

The firm recently received $20,000 from Elevate Ventures, an entrepreneurial development advocacy organization, to finalize its prototype.

In order to reduce the amount of time an amputee has to pr...



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