The NHS currently has to pay around Â£70,000 for a prosthetic hand, but robotics expert Joel Gibbard, 23, has come up with an alternative which could cost just Â£600.
The engineering graduate has created The Dextrus hand, a fully-working prototype built with a 3D printer.
Dextrus works like a human hand, using electric motors instead of muscles and steel cables instead of tendons.
The 3D printed plastic parts work like bones and a rubber coating acts as the skin.
The hand, which is made from the same material as Lego, can be used without a custom fitting.
It can articulate each finger individually enabling it to hold objects of different sizes and shapes.
It takes about eight hours to print one off.