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. or 402-559-2140


Prosthetics can adapt to user’s lifestyle

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 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