prostheses

World's First Clinical Trial of 3D Printed Bionic Hands for Children Begins in UK

World's First Clinical Trial of 3D Printed Bionic Hands for Children Begins in UK

When Tilly Lockey was 17 months old, she developed meningitis. She recovered, but she lost both of her hands – but the UK girl, now 11, refuses to see that as a tragedy. Rather, she sees herself as a superhero, and that attitude is helped by her 3D printed, superhero-themed prosthetic hand, which she received […]

When Tilly Lockey was 17 months old, she developed meningitis. She recovered, but she lost both of her hands – but the UK girl, now 11, refuses to see that as a tragedy. Rather, she sees herself as a superhero, and that attitude is helped by her 3D printed,...
World's First Customized 3D Printed Airway Stents Developed and Implemented in France

World's First Customized 3D Printed Airway Stents Developed and Implemented in France

Not all 3D printing in the medical field means that someone’s managed to 3D print skin, kidneys, or other organs. Oftentimes, 3D printing technology is used in the creation of medical tools and instruments, patient-specific models, surgical guides, and stents. Stents are basically small, expandable tubes used to keep passageways, like blood vessels, arteries, or airways […]

Not all 3D printing in the medical field means that someone’s managed to 3D print skin, kidneys, or other organs. Oftentimes, 3D printing technology is used in the creation of medical tools and instruments, patient-specific models, surgical guides, and stents....
South Africa's 3D Printed Mechanical 'Tenim Hand' Allows for Individual Finger Control

South Africa's 3D Printed Mechanical 'Tenim Hand' Allows for Individual Finger Control

Let’s be real: I love 3D printed fun things as much as the next person–I have two 3D printed dragons on my desk as I write–but the best part of my workday here at 3DPrint.com is reading and writing about the ways this incredible technology is being used to help people the world over. Medical […]

Let’s be real: I love 3D printed fun things as much as the next person–I have two 3D printed dragons on my desk as I write–but the best part of my workday here at 3DPrint.com is reading and writing about the ways this incredible technology is being...
3D Systems Teams with e-NABLE to Create All New 3D Printed K-1 Prosthetic Hand & Bring the Technology to All

3D Systems Teams with e-NABLE to Create All New 3D Printed K-1 Prosthetic Hand & Bring the Technology to All

When you talk about the largest 3D printing companies in the world, one company which would certainly be at or toward the top of that list is 3D Systems. Founded by the inventor of 3D printing himself, Chuck Hull, 3D Systems has continued to evolve with the industry, bringing new products and new uses for […]

When you talk about the largest 3D printing companies in the world, one company which would certainly be at or toward the top of that list is 3D Systems. Founded by the inventor of 3D printing himself, Chuck Hull, 3D Systems has continued to evolve with the industry,...
Researchers Develop Temperature Sensitive Prosthetic Hand That Shocks Wearer When Objects are Hot

Researchers Develop Temperature Sensitive Prosthetic Hand That Shocks Wearer When Objects are Hot

The world of prostheses has been progressing at a very rapid pace within the past few years. With the combination of advanced computer systems, micro-servos, and most recently, 3D printing, the functionality and affordability of prosthetic arms, hands and legs have been greatly improved. 3D printing has lead to the creation of numerous custom prostheses […]

The world of prostheses has been progressing at a very rapid pace within the past few years. With the combination of advanced computer systems, micro-servos, and most recently, 3D printing, the functionality and affordability of prosthetic arms, hands and legs have...
Little Girl Born Without a Nose Has One Built for Her Thanks to 3D Printing

Little Girl Born Without a Nose Has One Built for Her Thanks to 3D Printing

3D printed prostheses have been coming to the aid of many children over the past couple of years. This can clearly be seen in the hundreds of 3D printed hands and arms which have changed the lives of children and adults around the world. As technology improves, 3D printing is also coming to the aid […]

3D printed prostheses have been coming to the aid of many children over the past couple of years. This can clearly be seen in the hundreds of 3D printed hands and arms which have changed the lives of children and adults around the world. As technology improves, 3D...
More Than One Way to Skin a Leg -- 3D Printed Covers for Prostheses Coming From KSU Students

More Than One Way to Skin a Leg -- 3D Printed Covers for Prostheses Coming From KSU Students

A group of 27 second-year students at Kansas State University’s Interior Architecture and Product Design Studio are heavily involved in a project to design 3D printed prosthetic “skins” which will ultimately be fitted over the existing prostheses used by six students at the school. Dustin Headley, an associate professor and leader of the IAPD studio […]

A group of 27 second-year students at Kansas State University’s Interior Architecture and Product Design Studio are heavily involved in a project to design 3D printed prosthetic “skins” which will ultimately be fitted over the existing prostheses used by six...
Father Receives a Brand New 3D Printed Face From His Son After Cancer Eats Away His Own

Father Receives a Brand New 3D Printed Face From His Son After Cancer Eats Away His Own

We’ve seen some incredible medical applications within the 3D printing space over the last several years. From 3D printed prosthetic legs, to medical models which guide surgeons during complex procedures, to facial prostheses which help patients fit in with the rest of society, 3D printing is changing the way doctors deal with complicated injuries and […]

We’ve seen some incredible medical applications within the 3D printing space over the last several years. From 3D printed prosthetic legs, to medical models which guide surgeons during complex procedures, to facial prostheses which help patients fit in with the...
3D Printed Prosthetic Hands Take a Turn Towards Fashionable with Paintable Fingernails

3D Printed Prosthetic Hands Take a Turn Towards Fashionable with Paintable Fingernails

The major knock on most prosthetic devices — whether we are talking about arms, legs, hands, or whatever it be — is the simple fact that they are usually not stylish. People spend $40,000+ on prosthetic hands which quite frankly look like something that belongs in a science-fiction movie. While many people don’t mind the […]

The major knock on most prosthetic devices — whether we are talking about arms, legs, hands, or whatever it be — is the simple fact that they are usually not stylish. People spend $40,000+ on prosthetic hands which quite frankly look like something that...
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