3D printed assistive technology

3D Printing and Robotics Changing the World: Winners of the Third Round of 2017 Hackaday Prize Announced

3D Printing and Robotics Changing the World: Winners of the Third Round of 2017 Hackaday Prize Announced

The 2017 Hackaday Prize challenge launched just a few months ago, charging participants to create something that makes a positive difference in the world. It’s always interesting to follow the multi-tiered competition, now in its fourth year, that Hackaday puts on. The Hackaday Prize asks hackers and makers to “Build Something that Matters” in a series […]

The 2017 Hackaday Prize challenge launched just a few months ago, charging participants to create something that makes a positive difference in the world. It’s always interesting to follow the multi-tiered competition, now in its fourth year, that Hackaday puts...
Human-Computer Interaction Institute 3D Prints Special Prosthesis for Young Cello Player

Human-Computer Interaction Institute 3D Prints Special Prosthesis for Young Cello Player

According to the Wohlers Report 2016, the 3D printing industry was over $5.1 billion back in 2015, and it’s continued to grow into the $10 billion a year industry it is now. But it hasn’t fulfilled everything we thought it would – the 3D printing hype has slowed down, and most people have now realized that […]

According to the Wohlers Report 2016, the 3D printing industry was over $5.1 billion back in 2015, and it’s continued to grow into the $10 billion a year industry it is now. But it hasn’t fulfilled everything we thought it would – the 3D printing...
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...
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...
3D Printed System Turns Prosthetic Hand into Mouse

3D Printed System Turns Prosthetic Hand into Mouse

While the first image this concept conjured up was of an individual with a rodent on the end of their arm and the ensuing question: how could this be helpful? – the actuality is that Berlin Weissensee School of Art students David Kaltenbach, Lucas Rex and Maximilian Mahal are working to create 3D printed bands that […]

While the first image this concept conjured up was of an individual with a rodent on the end of their arm and the ensuing question: how could this be helpful? – the actuality is that Berlin Weissensee School of Art students David Kaltenbach, Lucas Rex and...
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...
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...

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