Group 3 – DuraLimb

Team Members

Jiel Cruz, Conor Favret, Christian Garza, Pablo Montero, Neil Owne


In our venture to develop a prosthetic hand, our team has committed to designing a product that enhances the quality of life for amputees. Our passion lies in creating a prosthetic with an unparalleled level of durability, ensuring a worry-free experience for users. Competency is at the forefront of our design, aiming to surpass existing prosthetics by creating a near-indestructible solution that can withstand high-impact forces and loads. Economic sustainability is addressed through an innovative rental model. Users can benefit from a flexible payment plan while ensuring the long-term viability of the prosthetic. Our hedgehog, the essence of our concept, revolves around creating a durable prosthetic that is rented and serviced. This distinctive approach sets our design apart from traditional models, providing users with a reliable, cost-efficient, and sustainable solution. An array of servos, an Arduino microcontroller, and pressure sensors form the electronic backbone, offering precise motor control and an intuitive user experience. Our sustainable business model, encompassing a rental and service framework, not only contributes to economic feasibility but also promotes environmental responsibility. The prosthetic’s ability to endure various conditions and its easy-to-use operation enhance its value proposition. By addressing the diverse needs of users through robustness and affordability, our prosthetic not only redefines the landscape of assistive technologies but also heralds a new era where accessibility, sustainability, and functionality seamlessly converge. Through this transformative journey, we anticipate making a lasting impact on the lives of individuals seeking reliable and resilient prosthetic solutions.

Pitch Video

3D Interactive Product Model

The following is an interactive 3D model of the product design. You can view and rotate the product assembly in different orientations and views, including an exploded view to see the various parts that make up the assembly.