Mon Health System and Intermed Labs at Mon Health have been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the Benedum Foundation to provide the Fingy3D finger prosthesis to people in West Virginia. The Fingy3D is a 3D-printed finger prosthesis that uses artificial intelligence to ensure a custom fit. The developers’ goal for the device is to improve access, cost, and function for patients who have experienced finger or partial hand loss. Funding from the foundation will assist with equipment costs, such as a 3D printer, educational materials, outreach efforts, prosthetic assistance, and staffing directly related to the Fingy3D project.
Users can take a photo with their smartphone and an AI scanner sizes the finger to generate a custom device. Over two years of development has led to Fingy3D’s system that allows Intermed Labs to manufacture and ship across the globe. The device won the ECRI Health Devices Achievement Award and the ASPC Innovation Award for its approach to prosthetic solutions.
The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation serves West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania to encourage human development through strategically placed charitable resources. Grants are made to support specific initiatives in education, economic development, health and human services, and community development.
“We are creating technology, devices, and clinical solutions to help improve patient outcomes, economic benefit, and educational opportunities for area college students while advancing the collective expertise happening in West Virginia,” said David Goldberg, president and CEO of Mon Health System and executive vice president of Vandalia Health.