For individuals that have suffered amputation of the phalanges, current variations of finger prostheses are tailored to one of three characteristics: cosmetic, mechanical, or myoelectric. While cosmetic fingers offer optimized discretion, mechanical prostheses restore active function, and myoelectric prostheses enable advanced communication between electrical signals in the arm to a robotic prosthetic, the availability of a prostheses that incorporates more than one of these aspects is next to none. Therefore, this team proposes to design a financially reasonable and mechanically functional finger prosthesis without sacrificing aesthetics. In collaboration with the client, Mr. Gregory Gion, the team would ideally work towards the integration of a compact mechanical unit into the existing, incredibly detailed silicone prostheses that are crafted by companies such as the Medical Art Prosthetics clinic. The most important aspect of this innovation requires the restoration of flexion and extension in a residual finger, capped by a finger socket provided by the prosthetist.

Presentations and Reports

Preliminary Presentation (10-21-2016 1.87MB)

Preliminary PDS (10-26-2016 111 KB)

Preliminary Report (10-19-2016 265 KB)

Final PDS (12-14-2016 110.83 KB)

Final Poster Presentation (12-14-2016 4.05 MB)

Final Report (12-14-2016 1 MB)

Contact Information

Team Members
  • Hannah Mrazsko, BME 300 – Team Leader
  • Jason Dekarske, BME 300 – Communicator
  • Sahand Eftekari, BME 300 – BSAC
  • Stephan Blanz, BME 200 – BWIG
  • Kaela Ryan, BME 200 – Co-BPAG
  • Bailey Ramesh, BME 200 – Co-BPAG
Advisor and Client
  • Ed Bersu – Advisor
  • Mr. Gregory Gion – Client