3d printed assistive device

3D Printed Camera Rig Lets Disabled Photographer Continue to Create

3D Printed Camera Rig Lets Disabled Photographer Continue to Create

There’s a lot more to taking a beautiful photograph than simply pushing a button on a nice camera. But, if you can’t push that button at all, it’s extremely difficult to take any kind of picture at all. For years, photographer James Dunn, who is afflicted with epidermolysis bullosa, sometimes known as butterfly skin, has been […]

There’s a lot more to taking a beautiful photograph than simply pushing a button on a nice camera. But, if you can’t push that button at all, it’s extremely difficult to take any kind of picture at all. For years, photographer James Dunn, who is...
Dexterity Problems? Lace Your Shoes with 3D Printed Magnetic Closures Thanks to the Ruiz Brothers

Dexterity Problems? Lace Your Shoes with 3D Printed Magnetic Closures Thanks to the Ruiz Brothers

Noe and Pedro Ruiz, or as they’re collectively known at Adafruit, the Ruiz Brothers, never disappoint when putting together their weird, wonderful, and innovative 3D printing and electronics projects. Starting out selling their own 3D printed products on Etsy, and growing to include a Shapeways shop, a YouTube channel with 3D printing video tutorials, and […]

Noe and Pedro Ruiz, or as they’re collectively known at Adafruit, the Ruiz Brothers, never disappoint when putting together their weird, wonderful, and innovative 3D printing and electronics projects. Starting out selling their own 3D printed products on Etsy,...
Father Works with 5-Year-Old Daughter to Develop 3D Printed Robotic Brace to Help Restore the Use of Her Arm

Father Works with 5-Year-Old Daughter to Develop 3D Printed Robotic Brace to Help Restore the Use of Her Arm

While 3D printing, robotics and other new technologies have enabled medical professionals to do incredible things for patients, they’ve also made it easier for patients and families to take matters into their own hands if they’re not satisfied with conventional solutions. That was the case with Bodo Hoenen, whose five-year-old daughter Lorelei suddenly developed a […]

While 3D printing, robotics and other new technologies have enabled medical professionals to do incredible things for patients, they’ve also made it easier for patients and families to take matters into their own hands if they’re not satisfied with...
Winners of all Ages Announced for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

Winners of all Ages Announced for Within Reach 3D Design Challenge

The results of one inspirational spark can be staggering when you consider it. Within the 3D printing realm, we’ve seen a technology that was created for prototyping in engineering that has now developed in a full-blown industry, offering innovations like 3D printed prosthetics —and thanks to volunteers like those associated with e-NABLE, we’re seeing children all […]

The results of one inspirational spark can be staggering when you consider it. Within the 3D printing realm, we’ve seen a technology that was created for prototyping in engineering that has now developed in a full-blown industry, offering innovations like 3D...
Pôle-Ergo Creates Universal Wireless Switch to Improve Computer Access for the Disabled

Pôle-Ergo Creates Universal Wireless Switch to Improve Computer Access for the Disabled

Of all the areas that 3D printing has had an immediate effect on, the medical field seems to have benefited immensely from the emerging technology in a number of ways. Although certain innovations like bioprinting will certainly take some more development before becoming a widely adapted medical tool, one application that has found 3D printing […]

Of all the areas that 3D printing has had an immediate effect on, the medical field seems to have benefited immensely from the emerging technology in a number of ways. Although certain innovations like bioprinting will certainly take some more development before...
Zizzy the Robot Uses 3D Printed Artificial Muscles to Assist Those Lacking Mobility

Zizzy the Robot Uses 3D Printed Artificial Muscles to Assist Those Lacking Mobility

One area that 3D printing technology and robotics have successfully intertwined with one another is the production of assistive devices. Whether it’s a 3D printed robotic arm that helps with stroke rehabilitation or a unique prosthetic limb that aims to restore the sense of touch, the bottom line is that the two emerging technologies have […]

One area that 3D printing technology and robotics have successfully intertwined with one another is the production of assistive devices. Whether it’s a 3D printed robotic arm that helps with stroke rehabilitation or a unique prosthetic limb that aims to restore the...
3D Printed Hibbot Aids Children with Cerebral Palsy

3D Printed Hibbot Aids Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is the most common movement disorder in children. It can be caused in a number of different ways and has a variety of manifestations. The core of the affliction is the presence of lesions on the portions of the brain that are responsible for movement, balance, and posture and there is no known […]

Cerebral Palsy is the most common movement disorder in children. It can be caused in a number of different ways and has a variety of manifestations. The core of the affliction is the presence of lesions on the portions of the brain that are responsible for movement,...
A Look at Some Small 3D Printed Devices That Make a Huge Difference in the Lives of the Disabled

A Look at Some Small 3D Printed Devices That Make a Huge Difference in the Lives of the Disabled

Christopher Hills has cerebral palsy and quadriplegia. The nineteen-year-old Australian man, who has control only over his neck muscles, would have, until only recently, been resigned to a life of dependency on others. Instead, he’s the owner of a successful video editing business. Hills runs Switched-On Video Editing, and in his home office on the Sunshine […]

Christopher Hills has cerebral palsy and quadriplegia. The nineteen-year-old Australian man, who has control only over his neck muscles, would have, until only recently, been resigned to a life of dependency on others. Instead, he’s the owner of a successful...
Engineering Student Wins Innovation Challenge for 3D Printed Sewing Machine Pedal for the Disabled

Engineering Student Wins Innovation Challenge for 3D Printed Sewing Machine Pedal for the Disabled

Most of us know someone who has been affected by, or has been the victim of a violent crime. While it’s easy afterward to offer sympathy, take over a few home-cooked meals, and even shed a few tears as well, to actually live with the consequences—while mourning the loss of a loved one or dealing […]

Most of us know someone who has been affected by, or has been the victim of a violent crime. While it’s easy afterward to offer sympathy, take over a few home-cooked meals, and even shed a few tears as well, to actually live with the consequences—while mourning the...
AIO Robotics and 3D For Everyone Team Up to Make 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for Playing Basketball

AIO Robotics and 3D For Everyone Team Up to Make 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for Playing Basketball

Unfortunately there are no prosthetic limbs that can completely replicate the functionality of a real limb, so depending on the person it really isn’t uncommon for people missing limbs to have multiple prosthetic devices. Users often have their main limb for everyday use, a “fancy” limb that they would wear as more of an accessory, […]

Unfortunately there are no prosthetic limbs that can completely replicate the functionality of a real limb, so depending on the person it really isn’t uncommon for people missing limbs to have multiple prosthetic devices. Users often have their main limb for everyday...
3D Printed Prosthetics Startup TriFusion Devices Wins $35K at Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

3D Printed Prosthetics Startup TriFusion Devices Wins $35K at Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

Last week TriFusion Devices, an up and coming 3D printing company launched by three Texas A&M students, added another startup competition win to their rapidly growing pot of seed money. The company took home the second place prize of $35,000 in the annual Texas A&M New Ventures Competition. The event was held last Thursday, May […]

Last week TriFusion Devices, an up and coming 3D printing company launched by three Texas A&M students, added another startup competition win to their rapidly growing pot of seed money. The company took home the second place prize of $35,000 in the annual Texas...
High School Students Learn About 3D Printing While Helping Hospitalized Children Learn New Skills

High School Students Learn About 3D Printing While Helping Hospitalized Children Learn New Skills

In western Long Island, New York, off the shores of Little Neck Bay, is St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. It’s a place of healing, comfort and rehabilitation for children with complex and often chronic conditions that interfere with their quality of life. According to the hospital’s website, their mission is to “help kids be kids,” […]

In western Long Island, New York, off the shores of Little Neck Bay, is St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. It’s a place of healing, comfort and rehabilitation for children with complex and often chronic conditions that interfere with their quality of life....
3D Printed Assistive Technology Gets Boost from UC Berkeley Designathon

3D Printed Assistive Technology Gets Boost from UC Berkeley Designathon

If you haven’t heard the phrase “assistive technology,” it’s a term referring to any technology-driven devices designed to assist people facing mental or physical challenges. In our swirling world of 3D printed plastic knick-knacks and doo-dads that sit idly on shelves, the intersection of 3D printing with the design of assistive devices is humbling indeed. We have […]

If you haven’t heard the phrase “assistive technology,” it’s a term referring to any technology-driven devices designed to assist people facing mental or physical challenges. In our swirling world of 3D printed plastic knick-knacks and doo-dads...
Meet HU-GO, the Open Source DIY Low-Cost Wheelchair with 3D Printed Parts

Meet HU-GO, the Open Source DIY Low-Cost Wheelchair with 3D Printed Parts

Most able-bodied people don’t really understand exactly how expensive it is to be disabled in a world built for people who are not. I have heard several people, after reading an article about e-NABLE, comment about how shocked that they are at the cost of traditional prostheses. I would imagine that the same sticker shock […]

Most able-bodied people don’t really understand exactly how expensive it is to be disabled in a world built for people who are not. I have heard several people, after reading an article about e-NABLE, comment about how shocked that they are at the cost of traditional...
Kayaking Enthusiast Creates 3D Printed Assistive Paddle Grips for People with Disabilities

Kayaking Enthusiast Creates 3D Printed Assistive Paddle Grips for People with Disabilities

Kayaking is something I’ve never tried before. I have a few relatives who are pretty serious about it as a sport, but I’ve only ever gone canoeing, and that usually involves bumping into rocks and somehow getting turned completely backwards. I believe that kayaking, for me, would be an exercise in going in circles. I […]

Kayaking is something I’ve never tried before. I have a few relatives who are pretty serious about it as a sport, but I’ve only ever gone canoeing, and that usually involves bumping into rocks and somehow getting turned completely backwards. I believe that...
This 3D Printed Hairclip Helps the Deaf “Hear” Using Vibrations and Light

This 3D Printed Hairclip Helps the Deaf “Hear” Using Vibrations and Light

While recent advances in high-tech hearing aids and cochlear implants are helping a wide range of people who have lost their hearing regain it, not every loss of hearing is correctable. New hearing aids require some measure of hearing left for the device to function, and those seeking cochlear implants need to meet a host of […]

While recent advances in high-tech hearing aids and cochlear implants are helping a wide range of people who have lost their hearing regain it, not every loss of hearing is correctable. New hearing aids require some measure of hearing left for the device to function,...
3D Printing Error-Proof Fixtures Help Put the Blind Community to Work

3D Printing Error-Proof Fixtures Help Put the Blind Community to Work

The stated goal of Wisconsin’s Beyond Vision is to help the vision-impaired community find sustained and fulfilling job opportunities that can help them be more independent and financially support themselves. Currently, over 70% of adult Americans who are blind are not employed, and Beyond Vision believes this to be a waste of a valuable and […]

The stated goal of Wisconsin’s Beyond Vision is to help the vision-impaired community find sustained and fulfilling job opportunities that can help them be more independent and financially support themselves. Currently, over 70% of adult Americans who are blind...
3D Printed Assistive Device Created as a Journey in Self-Acceptance

3D Printed Assistive Device Created as a Journey in Self-Acceptance

When Cornelius Quiring was three years old, he went out with his father to help his uncles harvest the season’s cotton. While he was standing on the outside deck of the harvester, it hit a hidden tree stump causing the machine to tip over and land square on the child. This accident resulted in one nerve […]

When Cornelius Quiring was three years old, he went out with his father to help his uncles harvest the season’s cotton. While he was standing on the outside deck of the harvester, it hit a hidden tree stump causing the machine to tip over and land square on the...

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