Category: Gross Motor Play

DIY Cheap prosthetic hand for playing basketball

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Cheap prosthetic hand for playing basketball is designed for use by individuals that seeking for an activity specific prosthesis for their hook hand prosthesis to engage in recreational activities.  

Technical Specifications: 

Materials Needed:

Plastic container (i.e. coffee container)


Duct tape



Step 1:  First mark the line

Reference the pictures to determine how to draw the line.

Step 2:  Cut on the line

Step 3:  Make line for hole for hook

Now the placement for this line will depend on if its left or right handed. This is right handed, so the line would go on the other side of the lip for left.

Step 4:  Cut the hole

Getting the hole the correct size may take a little time. Start small; you want it as tight as possible. I used a new razor blade for my cuts.

Step 5:  Tape it on

Use 3M duct tape to secure the apparatus.

Step 6:  Final trim

Make adjustments.  If the lip is too big cut it back in really small amounts. It still needs to hold the ball, but not interfere with your shooting hand.

Author:  tankapotamus


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DIY Cheap prosthetic hand for playing basketball