Helping Hands Program

The Helping Hands program (now referred to as the Build-a-Hand® program) is about changing lives. This program is a charitable, CSR team building opportunity focused on perspective, inspiration, collaboration, and giving back. You will become a part of a growing movement to connect your team to the “WHY” of their work, each other, and the world. This program will have your team thinking and feeling deeply while they build prosthetic hands that will be donated around the world. Through virtual, hybrid and in-person events, over 70,000 prosthetic hands have been funded, built and donated to recipients in more than 90 countries. If you want to have a global impact while building your team, the Helping Hands program is what you’ve been looking for!

 Contact us to set-up a program design consultation with one of our team members.

“Wonderful, engaging, and interactive session. The experiences really got people thinking, acting, and discovering.”

– Bill Hughson, CEO IntegraMed

Helping Hands DIY Kit

Featured Helping Hands Videos

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Kit: You Can Do This!

The power of our DIY team building kits is in your hands. With our DIY version of this program, we give you everything you need to build prosthetic hands, a how-to instructional video and the keys to delivering your very own version of the Helping Hands (Build-a-Hand) program to your team.

TEDx, Helping Hands and Disruption

Disruption leads to transformation and growth. TEDx invited Odyssey COO, Lain Hensley, to take the stage and tell the story of building prosthetic hands and how Odyssey Teams harnesses the power of disruption in their programs. Watch this inspiring TEDx talk.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the disadvantages of a prosthetic hand?

Prosthetic hands can provide many benefits and improve the quality of life for individuals with limb loss, but there are certain limitations, such as limited functionality, cost associated, maintenance and repair, emotional adjustment, and the learning curve of the individual, which can make it difficult. Odyssey prosthetics help you not only with building hands but also in the journey after that.

How much does a prosthetic hand cost?

The cost of building hands can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the type of prosthesis, level of customization, materials used, and the location where it is obtained. Generally, it ranges from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.

How do prosthetic hands move fingers?

Prosthetic hands can move fingers using various mechanisms such as a cable system in body-powered prosthetic hand; muscle signals by myoelectric prosthetic hands; a hybrid of the two by incorporating body-powered cables for gross movements and myoelectric sensors for more refined finger control; and bionic or robotic prosthetic hands using advanced technology such as sensors, motors, and microprocessors. Odyssey teams build a hand customized to the needs of the customer.

Can I get a prosthetic hand?

If you have a medical condition that necessitates a prosthetic hand, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional. You can contact Odyssey Prosthetics at (800) 342-1650.