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We have been hard at work on the Touch Hand 2, the cherished baby of Gregory Jones! We are proud to announce that the Touch Hand 2 is finally finished! You can see a short video of it moving about on our Youtube page. We have learned a lot from the development of the Touch Hand 2 and are moving forward strongly towards our goal of full time testing with amputees!
Life as an entrepreneur is not for everyone. A couple ups, many downs, and several “oh no’s” tend to become a regular cycle that keeps daily life interesting, stressful, and exciting all at once. But when that “up” moment occurs, man oh man does it feel good. Drew has had more than a couple of “ups” during his Touch Hand journey and it makes for some praise-worthy sharing.
Greg Jones, also known as the robot whisperer, joined the University of KwaZulu-Natal in July 2014 to do his MSc, continuing the Touch Hand work previously designed by the founder, Drew. Greg is focusing his research on modularizing the Touch Hand to be more easily upgraded, as well as streamlining and compacting the electric design to give the hand a more polished and user friendly look. He’s aiming high and hoping to have the hand completed and working by April 2015, but in the meantime let’s chat to Greg about his role in the project. Because after all, the people developing the Touch Hand technology are the brains and soul behind this impressive project:
As of Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 Touch Prosthetics became a welcomed South African company. The TLC put into this venture of Drew’s has given the project wings to succeed in the entrepreneurial world of business.