Thanks to 3D printed prosthetics, many lives are changing for the better. Read on to learn about the most promising projects!
When Erica Charbonneau's friend's French Bulldog needed a wheelchair both for a cheap price and quickly, she rose to the occasion and developed a 3D printed design which she has now iterated so other dog owners can create their own. Her design is called FiGO.
3D printing has opened the way for advancements in many fields, including 3D printing prosthetic hands. Combining affordability with precise technology, these promising projects are working to make these prosthetic hands even more accessible to those who need them, changing hundreds if not thousands of lives.
Charitable non-profit Million Waves Project combines a passion for cleaning up the ocean with helping young people in need: this young organization aims to provide prosthetic limbs 3D printed from reclaimed ocean plastics for children in need, worldwide, free of charge.
Upper limb different people throughout the world are having their lives changed thanks to 3D printed arms. Makers and engineers are focusing their skills on creating awesome prostheses to help with everyday and extraordinary tasks. We delve into the 5 most promising projects from 2019.
Italian startup Youbionic has developed a new 3D printed bionic hand which they claim can perform all movements that a biological hand can. However, it costs €1,499 to buy.
Help for amputees: OpenΒionics is an open-source initiative for the development of affordable, light-weight robot hands and prosthetic devices. We visited them at 3D Printshow London.
Medical 3D printing is now an indispensable part of medicine. Let's have a look at the most intressting applications of 3D printing in medicine and healthcare.
Tucker, a five-year-old Australian sheep dog, can run on four feet again thanks to a 3D printed prosthetic paw. The hope is that the paw prosthetic will improve Tucker's mobility and his quality of life.
Researchers at Georgia Tech use ultrasound to extend the technology behind prosthetic hands and deliver the results to an amputee musician.
A redditor takes 3D printed prosthetics one step further by modeling and creating a new foot for his father's beloved G.I. Joe action figure.
Glaze Prosthetics is turning heads with its stylish, customizable 3D printed arms.
Former hairdresser Bernie Craven is creating prosthetics for children made by recycling old plastic shampoo bottles and 3D printing the extruded plastic.
A mortuary in Guangzhou, China is using 3D printing to rebuild the facial features of deceased accident victims before their families hold open casket funerals.
University of Plymouth student Rosie Brave is mixing 3D printing and traditional arts and crafts to create colorful prosthetic breasts for women who have undergone breast cancer surgery.
Robert Noyes, a 3-year-old from Utah, was born without half of his left arm. A family friend created an affordable prosthetic for the boy using a 3D printer — and changed his life for the better.
For every article written by All3DP's Content Academy, we will donate $1 towards buying prosthetic kits from e-NABLE organization, which will be sent to volunteers across the globe. The best part is...you can help too!