Modular prosthetic arm

Prosthetics can adapt to user’s lifestyle

  • Body-powered prostheses
  • Task-specific end-effectors
  • Unique end-effectors for: playing stringed instruments, swimming, bike riding, team sports, etc.
  • End-effectors can be easily replaced

 
Licensing Manager: Tyler Scherr, Ph.D.
tyler.scherr@unmc.edu or 402-559-2140
 

Description

Prosthetics can adapt to user’s lifestyle

Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald Lincoln fourth-grader Peyton Tiernan can now play the cello with a prosthesis design by a UNO team — am arm with a clamp on the end that locks onto the bow. Read the full article at: https://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/inspiration/lincoln-boy-learns-cello-with-help-from-a-uno-designed/article_5baf4226-d347-5e6e-a95b-ae1273b6a3a3.html

Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald
Lincoln fourth-grader Peyton Tiernan can now play the cello with a prosthesis design by a UNO team — am arm with a clamp on the end that locks onto the bow.
Read the full article at: https://www.omaha.com/livewellnebraska/inspiration/lincoln-boy-learns-cello-with-help-from-a-uno-designed/article_5baf4226-d347-5e6e-a95b-ae1273b6a3a3.html

A modular prosthetic arm, invented at UNO Biomechanics, is body-powered, lightweight and made to accommodate a smorgasbord of task-specific end-effector attachments. The end-effectors are specially engineered to perform specific, challenging tasks such as playing a stringed instrument, swimming, riding a bike, and participating in team sports like basketball and baseball.
 
The end-effectors can be easily removed and replaced as needed so active users can easily move from one task to the next.
 
Contact Tyler Scherr, Ph.D., at tyler.scherr@unmc.edu or 402-559-2140 to discuss partnering and licensing opportunities.
 

Media reports

 
Omaha World-Herald: Lincoln boy learns cello – with help from a UNO-designed prosthetic device