amputees

Syrian Amputees Aided by 3D Printed LEGO-Like Bricks for Bone Regeneration

“If you look at the way people were injured 100 years ago, 90% were the military and 10% were civilians. It’s now the other way around.”  – Amer Shoaib It is…

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…

Operation Namaste Making 3D Printed Molds for Prosthetic Aligners in Nepal

Last January, Certified Prosthetist-Orthotist (CPO) Jeff Erenstone, the Chief Technology Officer of Create O&P, decided to leave the company he co-founded in order to continue advancing and improving clinical 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…

Amin Hasani’s Blue Heart Hero Makes Custom 3D Printed Assistive Devices for Amputees

Amin Hasani is the designer behind the Havenlabs utility band. Havenlabs is a nonprofit that aims to use 3D printing to aid veterans. Designer Amin now wants to take a…

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…

Create O&P Co-Founder Jeff Erenstone Resigning to Bring More 3D Printed Prosthetics to Developing Countries

3D printing orthotic and prosthetic manufacturer Create O&P, based in New York, is responsible for creating the first medical-grade 3D printed arm for a survivor of the Haiti earthquake. Soon after this feat,…

MSF Hospital in Jordan Continues to Help Wounded Victims of War with 3D Printed Prosthetics

For over ten years now, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known in English as Doctors Without Borders, has been operating a reconstructive surgery hospital in Amman, Jordan. Patients from many Middle Eastern countries who are…

Commercialization of 3D Printed Amphibious Prosthetic Leg Moving Forward with New Study

Specialized 3D printed prosthetic devices can help people born without a limb, and those who lost one later in life, continue to participate in activities they enjoy, such as playing…

UK Students Design and Build Inexpensive 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand

According to the National Health Service (NHS), about 6,000 major limb amputations are carried out in the UK each year. Functional prosthetics can help, but they tend to be costly,…

GCU Students Trying Not to 3D Print Prosthetics for Amputees in Rwanda

It sounds cruel, but actually it’s one of the best things this group of young researchers can be doing. The use of 3D printers to make prosthetics is widely known,…