Vital Signs @ Chicago – Friday: Prosthetic Fingers
Today, our campers developed prosthetic fingers through the use of their own engineering creativity. Our bold inventors have created their own artificial fingers to scale to fit their own hands, including mechanisms to both bend and unbend the finger at all of the joints. Throughout the week, students have been exploring bio-engineering which has allowed them to become experts at analyzing design solutions and repeatedly testing them in order to determine the best way to improve the product.
Ask your student:
Which tendons are responsible for bending and straightening the fingers? (Flexor and extensor tendons)