3d printed prosthetic devices

Need an Extra Thumb? The Third Thumb Project Uses 3D Printing to Change Perceptions of Prosthetics

Need an Extra Thumb? The Third Thumb Project Uses 3D Printing to Change Perceptions of Prosthetics

Many people have, at one time or another, wished for an extra set of hands to do everything they need to get done, or to carry loads of items. Royal College of Art graduate Dani Clode might not be able to fulfill that wish, but she can give you the next best thing – an […]

Many people have, at one time or another, wished for an extra set of hands to do everything they need to get done, or to carry loads of items. Royal College of Art graduate Dani Clode might not be able to fulfill that wish, but she can give you the next best thing...
AtlanticProCare Tries Out 3D Printed Prosthetics Through Partnerships with Three 3D Printing Companies

AtlanticProCare Tries Out 3D Printed Prosthetics Through Partnerships with Three 3D Printing Companies

Portland, Maine is home to AtlanticProCare, which specializes in personalized prosthetics for people who have lost either upper or lower limbs, as well as in scoliosis treatment. Founded in 1993, the company has been helping patients across New England for more than two decades, but AtlanticProCare has now decided that it’s time for an upgrade […]

Portland, Maine is home to AtlanticProCare, which specializes in personalized prosthetics for people who have lost either upper or lower limbs, as well as in scoliosis treatment. Founded in 1993, the company has been helping patients across New England for more than...
e-NABLE Works to Create New Fundraising Opportunities and Design Challenges for Growing Community of Global Volunteers

e-NABLE Works to Create New Fundraising Opportunities and Design Challenges for Growing Community of Global Volunteers

We always enjoy writing about the vast network of volunteers that make up the global e-NABLE community, who collaborate to make free 3D printed prosthetic hands available to the people who need them, whether they’re donating money and supplies through the MatterHackers community sponsorship program, or learning how to create and build 3D printable prosthetics […]

We always enjoy writing about the vast network of volunteers that make up the global e-NABLE community, who collaborate to make free 3D printed prosthetic hands available to the people who need them, whether they’re donating money and supplies through the...
Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons. 3D printing allows for customization on a level unmatched by any other manufacturing method, […]

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons....
NASDAQ Stock Market Opens to Sound of a Bell Rung by 3D Printed Medical Device Startup TriFusion Devices

NASDAQ Stock Market Opens to Sound of a Bell Rung by 3D Printed Medical Device Startup TriFusion Devices

There may be no better metaphor for the way 3D printing and robotics are changing the economy than the ceremonial participation by frontier tech companies – and in some cases, the technology itself – in national stock markets. In April, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange opened its morning ceremonies with a bell rung by a 3D […]

There may be no better metaphor for the way 3D printing and robotics are changing the economy than the ceremonial participation by frontier tech companies – and in some cases, the technology itself – in national stock markets. In April, the Amsterdam Stock...
Open-Source in Action: TOIL Research Team Improves on 3D Printed Prosthetics with Motor Ability, Tactile Feedback & More

Open-Source in Action: TOIL Research Team Improves on 3D Printed Prosthetics with Motor Ability, Tactile Feedback & More

It would seem that the idea of wearing a prosthetic was once a rather dark proposition, with only rudimentary designs available, inconveniences in getting fitted—and worst of all, expense that made attaining such a device nearly impossible to begin with. While it can be challenging enough for adults going through the process, this has often […]

It would seem that the idea of wearing a prosthetic was once a rather dark proposition, with only rudimentary designs available, inconveniences in getting fitted—and worst of all, expense that made attaining such a device nearly impossible to begin with. While it can...
e-NABLE Announces Winners of First CREATE T.I.M.E. 3D Printing Design Challenge

e-NABLE Announces Winners of First CREATE T.I.M.E. 3D Printing Design Challenge

Of all of the stories we follow, some of my favorites to check in on again and again are the e-NABLE Design Challenges. The organization does so much good already, with its ever-growing network of designers and makers collaborating to create and improve 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms for those most in need. Their […]

Of all of the stories we follow, some of my favorites to check in on again and again are the e-NABLE Design Challenges. The organization does so much good already, with its ever-growing network of designers and makers collaborating to create and improve 3D printed...
e-NABLE Helps a New Mother Care for Her Child with a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

e-NABLE Helps a New Mother Care for Her Child with a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

One moment that every mother will always remember is the moment she held her child for the first time. For a woman named Nini, that moment was going to be a bit more difficult. The Indonesian woman had lost all of the fingers on her right hand in an accident at the plastics factory where […]

One moment that every mother will always remember is the moment she held her child for the first time. For a woman named Nini, that moment was going to be a bit more difficult. The Indonesian woman had lost all of the fingers on her right hand in an accident at the...
Eastman Chemical Partners with Chung-Ang University to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Children in Asia

Eastman Chemical Partners with Chung-Ang University to 3D Print Prosthetic Hands for Children in Asia

Organizations like e-NABLE have made it possible for hundreds children with missing hands and arms to receive properly fitting, functional, quality prosthetics at no charge. There are still thousands more children in need, however, particularly in the poorest regions where access to good health care is limited. Thanks to Eastman Chemical Company and Chung-Ang University, there will soon […]

Organizations like e-NABLE have made it possible for hundreds children with missing hands and arms to receive properly fitting, functional, quality prosthetics at no charge. There are still thousands more children in need, however, particularly in the poorest regions...
Things Look Brighter for Wounded Veterans Thanks to 3D Printed Prosthetics Companies Like UNYQ

Things Look Brighter for Wounded Veterans Thanks to 3D Printed Prosthetics Companies Like UNYQ

Sadly, many American veterans return from war with severe injuries, as well as “invisible” conditions like PTSD. Add to that disconcertingly high rates of veteran unemployment and suicide, and it’s easy to despair over the current welfare of veterans in the US. It’s not all bad, though. Health care for veterans has been slowly but steadily improving […]

Sadly, many American veterans return from war with severe injuries, as well as “invisible” conditions like PTSD. Add to that disconcertingly high rates of veteran unemployment and suicide, and it’s easy to despair over the current welfare of veterans...
Create T.I.M.E and More: e-NABLE Introduces a New Series of Design Challenges

Create T.I.M.E and More: e-NABLE Introduces a New Series of Design Challenges

The creation of e-NABLE started with a steampunk convention. Ivan Owen created a functional metal hand as part of a costume, and posted a YouTube video online. A South African carpenter who had lost his fingers in a woodworking accident saw the video and contacted Owen – could he possibly help him design a prosthetic that would allow […]

The creation of e-NABLE started with a steampunk convention. Ivan Owen created a functional metal hand as part of a costume, and posted a YouTube video online. A South African carpenter who had lost his fingers in a woodworking accident saw the video and contacted...
3D Systems Updates Us on Derby the Dog and His New Prosthetic Legs

3D Systems Updates Us on Derby the Dog and His New Prosthetic Legs

3D printing continues to change lives every day by making things easier, cheaper and more accessible than ever before. And one of the areas where that is truer than any of the others is prosthetic and assistive devices for the disabled. Organizations like e-NABLE continue to produce hundreds of prosthetic hands all over the world while […]

3D printing continues to change lives every day by making things easier, cheaper and more accessible than ever before. And one of the areas where that is truer than any of the others is prosthetic and assistive devices for the disabled. Organizations like...
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