DIY Neuroprosthetic Kit (5-pack)
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DIY Neuroprosthetic Kit (5-pack)

DIY Neuroprosthetic Kit (5-pack)

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Please Note: Requires either the Muscle Spikershield or the Claw Bundle

Neuroprosthetics are cutting-edge biomedical devices that bring ability back to people who have suffered neurological illness or physical injury. They also have the potential to enhance human ability as this technology develops in the future! With this kit, students can build their own neuroprosthetic "cyborg hands," which they can then control with the electrical activity of their nervous system!

This kit is a powerful, hands-on way to teach many cross-cutting concepts, like anatomy, physiology, engineering, biology, and of course neuroscience! Students can better understand how their nerves, muscles, tendons, and pulleys work together to control their hands. Students will be the engineers, designing a real prosthetic, and then brainstorming ways that this technology could help people.

Not sure where to start? Consider this Starter Kit.

The Brain-Machine Interface Classroom Bundle includes everything we recommend to get started with a class of up to 30x students.

Complex Ideas made Simple for all ages!

Teaching Tech that Helps

For a great example of neuroprosthetics impacting students in an educational and social way, check out this example from a Middle School classroom in Riverview, MI.

Includes Materials for up to five Students to build their own DIY Neuroprosthetics

  • 5x Foam Hands (in multiple colors)
  • 5x Sheets of Balsa Wood
  • 5x Servo Motors
  • 5x Lengths of Thread
  • 5x Pencils
  • 10x Colored Straws (in multiple colors)

This lab is designed with the intent that students will keep and take their cyborg hands home after building them. It is not intended for students to disassemble and rebuild.

More than five students? Invest in more than one kit!

This kit is designed to offer a modular way to outfit classes of different sizes with all the materials needed to perform the experiment. It is also a "refill pack," for educators who want multiple classes or small groups to build their own neuroprosthetics.

Required Companion Kit

PLEASE NOTE: Again, this is not a stand-alone product. It requires: