3D Printed Prosthetics with Little Assembly Show Promise for Greater Use in Developing Countries

Statistics regarding amputees, discussed in the recently published ‘Functional evaluation of a non-assembly 3D-printed hand prosthesis’ are disturbing, as nearly 40 million people are in need of prosthetics today and…

TU Delft: A New Approach for the 3D Printed Hand Prosthetic

In the recently published ‘Functional evaluation of a non-assembly 3D-printed hand prosthesis,’ authors (from TU Delft) Juan Sebastian Cuellar, Gerwin Smit, Paul Breedveld, Amir Abbas Zadpoor, and Dick Plettenburg outline…

Experimenting with Transmitting EMG Signals to 3D Printed Myoelectric Prosthetic Hands

Amputees have some choices when it comes to 3D printed prosthetic hands, in regards to whether the artificial limb is operated by mechanics or neurological signals. We’re also seeing examples…

Cam Haight of Different Heroes Nonprofit Makes 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for His Own Hero

Early in 2018, we first learned the inspiring story of 5-year-old Cameron Haight, who was born with several webbed, deformed fingers and toes due to Amniotic Band Syndrome, or ABS. ABS…

Ten Guidelines for Non-Assembly A Prosthetic Hand is 3D Printed in One Piece with No Need for Assembly

3D printing has made prosthetics accessible to many more people than had access to them before, especially in developing countries. However, the World Health Organization estimates that there are still…

e-NABLE and Create O&P Travel to Nigeria to Change Young Boy’s Life with 3D Printing

The sad and terrifying story of 11-year-old Mohammed Saleh breaks my heart. No child should have to go through something like this; yet sadly, there are many who do. In the…

Texas Tech Makerspace Group 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand for Eight-Year-Old Spiderman Fan

While makers, hackers, and hobbyists from nearly every country enjoy the benefits of 3D printing, the technology has lent itself to a wide variety of important endeavors. We have followed…

The 3D Printed Youbionic Hand Features New Updates with More to Come Soon

In 2014, a company called Youbionic emerged with an exciting goal: the development of a 3D printed bionic hand controlled by an Arduino. Unlike prosthetics that require cables and wires…

Lenovo Lends a 3D Printed Helping Hand to Children in Need of Prosthetics

Multinational corporation Lenovo, manufacturer of technology such as computers and tablets, first got into 3D printing a few years ago with a chocolate 3D printer. Since then, the company has…

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