Title: Openly innovative entrepreneurship practice: cost-effective 3D printing electronic prosthetic hand

Authors: Song-Kyoo Kim

Addresses: W. SyCip Graduate School of Business, Asian Institute of Management, 123 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City 1260, Philippines

Abstract: The paper aims to develop an electronic prosthetic hand by using 3D modelling and additive manufacturing techniques. The proposed development provides the cost-effective electronic prosthetics based on the open innovation strategy which makes everyone to develop an electronic prosthetic hand by using open source hardware, software and design with competitive costs. The electronic prosthetic hand has been digitally designed to reconstruct of a left artificial hand. The paper describes the successful application of the rapid prototyping with the combination of various openly available technologies and it has been developed as the teaching case for innovation and/or entrepreneurship courses. All elements of the business development are the live case of the open innovation and the paper demonstrates how the product could be cost-effectively designed based on the rapid prototyping.

Keywords: medical engineering; prosthetics; additive manufacturing; 3D printing; Korea Startup; entrepreneurship education; electronic hands; open innovation; teaching case study; prosthetic hands; 3D modelling; open source; rapid prototyping; product design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2016.076044

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2016 Vol.7 No.1, pp.51 - 65

Received: 07 Nov 2015
Accepted: 07 Nov 2015

Published online: 22 Apr 2016 *

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