One of our Instagram followers asks:
Anybody got any experience with prosthetics for tool-use?
I have two students with hypermobility that means using a tenon saw is ~70-80% chance of dislocating a thumb.
I am thinking of some sort of brace, similar to those used for carpel tunnel syndrome, but with the metal bar extended somehow, with some sort of bracket to transfer the forces to their forearms.
The two pictures here are as far as I have gotten.
Problem: this feels like a job for 3d printing, but I lack access to a printer.
Is it possible I am reinventing the wheel – does such a device already exist? (Feel free to share this with anybody that might help)