A prosthesis can make a difference in the life of a person who needs it, but the cost limits the number of users who can access one. The arm prostheses with the lowest rate of abandonment in their use are the electronic ones, but they can cost up to $60,000.
ARM2u is a group of students from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and we have designed and manufactured a low-cost electronic arm prosthesis.
How do we manage to design and develop the prosthesis? How do we control it? Does it have the same functionalities as a commercial prosthesis? What are our next objectives?
Álvaro García is an industrial engineer and team manager of the ARM2u team. He is specialized in computer electronic development.
Julia Puig is an industrial engineering student at the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering and is the head of the mechanical development of the ARM2u team.
Kyle Briggs is the current team driver, thanks to which ARM2u has been able to participate in international competitions.