RoboHand Mission

To create safe, low cost, functional devices to help limb deficient people interact with the world so that all can maintain and develop a full and joyful life.

What is RoboHand

Robohand uses 3D printing to provide functional, safe, cost effective upper extremity assistive devices to help enable any individual with an upper limb difference.


Robohand started with Richard van As, when he had a woodworking accident in May 2011 severing all his fingers on his right hand.

How it works

The design of Robohand uses the motion of existing joint(s) to mechanically move (or drive) the custom made device. Robohands do not require invasive surgery. Nor do they have motors or battery packs.

Creating Mechanical devices to replace lost digits