Adele Rehkemper and Cliff Shin Illume 3D Printable Prosthetic
Illume 3D Printable Prosthetic is Bronze Design Award winner in 2015 - 2016 Cybernetics, Prosthesis and Implant Design Award Category.
Illume 3D Printable Prosthetic

It is a 3D printable prosthetic hand. All parts were designed to be put together in two piece assemblies. Only one part would need to be attached at a time during assembly. This avoided complex processes requiring two hands. A four-bar linkage was used as a finger joint coupling mechanism to produce consistent movement and greater force at the fingertip than a purely tendon-based design.

Illume 3D Printable Prosthetic
Adele Rehkemper and Cliff Shin Illume
Adele Rehkemper and Cliff Shin 3D Printable Prosthetic
Adele Rehkemper and Cliff Shin design
Adele Rehkemper and Cliff Shin design
Adele Rehkemper and Cliff Shin

Cliff Shin is both an award winning designer and a design educator. Also, he is actively involved in product development where innovation, creativity, and responsibility are needed the most. He focuses on emotions, how users feel, and his design principle is “Last-Long” design. Cliff Shin always keeps in mind and makes constant and consistent efforts in order to achieve last-long design, timeless design. Cliff Shin proposes and speaks about “Security Blanket Theory”, a principle that enables products lasting long.


PSYONIC’s mission is to deliver advanced, neurally-controlled prosthetic hands with more functionality and lower cost than state-of-the-art prostheses. By employing machine learning algorithms, our prostheses are able to recognize different patterns of muscle activity from the user’s residual limb. We will also have the first commercially available prosthesis capable of sensory feedback. Through PSYONIC's innovations, we will disrupt the status quo of the prosthetics industry and decrease prosthesis rejection and abandonment. By leveraging 3D-printing and novel manufacturing techniques, we are able to produce prostheses for one-tenth the price of comparable devices and can offer customization to fit the needs and preferences of individuals. We have built partnerships with leading professionals and key opinion leaders in the prosthetics field to gain a sense of the problems facing current amputees. We have a dynamic team of experts in neuroscience, mechanical engineering, robotics, prosthetics, and clinical work. By combining these skill sets we can solve even the most acute problems people with upper-limb amputations face