Testing a New Type of Functional Custom 3D Printed Prosthetic Finger

With all of the advances being made in the development of prosthetic devices, there is still a lack of affordable, customizable, functional finger prosthetics. In a paper entitled “Development of…

Baseball Player Perfects His Throw with 3D Printed Prosthetic Finger

When Cruz Ramos was a small child, he was in a terrible accident. At age five, he was riding an escalator at an Arlington, Texas mall when his index finger…

High School Students Form Charity to Make, Distribute 3D Printed Prosthetics

Back in 2014, 3D printer manufacturer BEEVERYCREATIVE set out to bring 3D printing technology to every school in Portugal, and we’ve heard of similar initiatives to get 3D printers into classrooms…

Colorful 3D Printed Prosthetics for Kids: Taking A Closer Look at e-NABLE’s Robotel Türkiye Chapter in Istanbul

This winter, we learned the heartwarming origin story of the e-NABLE Turkey chapter, also known as Robotel Türkiye, from volunteer Zeynep Karagöz, originally with Istanbul-based design team 5 dakika. Karagöz first contacted the e-NABLE volunteer…

Teacher Uses School’s 3D Printer to Make a Plastic Finger for Injured Student to Take Exams

When I was in elementary school many years ago, a good friend of mine was injured when one of the fingers on her right hand accidentally got smashed in her family minivan’s sliding…

3D Printing Spotlight On: Irene Healey, Founder, Principal Designer, New Attitude Prosthetic Designs

When it comes to medical applications for advanced technologies, the tech itself is remarkable — but is by no stretch the full story. It’s about the patient. By keeping human…

Anatomiz3D’s First Attempt at a 3D Printed Prosthetic is a Major Success

Most people, if asked if they’d rather lose a few fingers or an entire hand or arm, would think the answer should be obvious. The less lost the better, right?…

If You Think Amputation Equals Limitation, Naked Prosthetics Wants to Give You the Finger

We’ve written about prosthetics a lot lately; particularly, prosthetics that are cool, customized extensions of the wearer’s personality rather than something to be hidden. In August we first covered Naked Prosthetics,…


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