prosthetic hands

Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children's Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

Dutch Physician Driving to Sierra Leone to Deliver 3D Printed Children's Prosthetics and Ultimaker 3D Printer

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician who hails from Tilburg, the sixth largest city in the Netherlands, is on a mission to provide 3D printed prosthetic hands to children in Sierra […]

You’d be hard-pressed to find a story about 3D printed children’s prosthetics that isn’t at least a little heartwarming, and today’s latest is no exception. 29-year-old Dr. Lars Brouwers, a physician who hails from Tilburg, the sixth largest...
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,...
Portland Rotary Club Works with e-NABLE to Deliver 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs to Amputees in the Dominican Republic

Portland Rotary Club Works with e-NABLE to Deliver 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs to Amputees in the Dominican Republic

3D printing technology has been used to make a difference all over the world, including developing countries like the Dominican Republic. Hundreds of Dominicans who work in the country’s sugar cane fields lose limbs every year because of machete accidents. According to the World Health Organization, there are roughly 40 million amputees in the country, […]

3D printing technology has been used to make a difference all over the world, including developing countries like the Dominican Republic. Hundreds of Dominicans who work in the country’s sugar cane fields lose limbs every year because of machete accidents....
MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

MUN MED 3D Organizing Hand-A-Thon to Build 3D Printed Hands for Children in Zimbabwe

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango has an engineering background and has worked in several fields including energy, Arctic vessel development […]

Seven percent of the population of Zimbabwe has some form of disability, which amounts to 900,000 people. That’s according to Bo Simango, a Zimbabwe native who now works with an initiative based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in Canada. Simango...
Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

Ithaca College Student Designs and 3D Prints Functional Prosthetic Hand for Only $15

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons. 3D printing allows for customization on a level unmatched by any other manufacturing method, […]

If you’ve been keeping up with 3D printing news at all on a regular basis, you’re probably well-acquainted with 3D printed prosthetics. The field of prosthetic limbs has been impacted by 3D printing perhaps more than any other field, for multiple reasons....
Resilient Young Girl Tests Open Bionics' 3D Printed Superhero Prosthetic Hands

Resilient Young Girl Tests Open Bionics' 3D Printed Superhero Prosthetic Hands

If you don’t fall in love with 11-year-old Tilly Lockey, then you truly have a heart made of stone. This plucky youngster has dedicated a great deal of her time to traveling the world and raising awareness of the complications associated with meningitis. She is dedicated to this cause because the disease is the reason […]

If you don’t fall in love with 11-year-old Tilly Lockey, then you truly have a heart made of stone. This plucky youngster has dedicated a great deal of her time to traveling the world and raising awareness of the complications associated with meningitis. She is...
Embracing the Weird to Build a Culture of Making: Father, Daughter, e-NABLE and a TED Talk

Embracing the Weird to Build a Culture of Making: Father, Daughter, e-NABLE and a TED Talk

Ten-year-old Torrae Owen has received a priceless gift from her father. It is one that was handed down to him by his father and that she hopes to one day pass on to her children. It’s not a piece of jewelry or money held in a bank account. In fact, it isn’t anything in particular. Instead, […]

Ten-year-old Torrae Owen has received a priceless gift from her father. It is one that was handed down to him by his father and that she hopes to one day pass on to her children. It’s not a piece of jewelry or money held in a bank account. In fact, it...
Pope Francis Blesses 3D Printer, Prosthetics Presented by Student Group

Pope Francis Blesses 3D Printer, Prosthetics Presented by Student Group

Every day, we see organizations in the 3D printing field team up to do amazing things, but one of my favorite is the partnership between the Open BioMedical Initiative (OBM Initiative) and Crowd4Africa. Based in Italy, the OBM Initiative was developed for the purpose of making open-source, 3D printed biomedical technology, including prosthetics, available to anyone. Like […]

Every day, we see organizations in the 3D printing field team up to do amazing things, but one of my favorite is the partnership between the Open BioMedical Initiative (OBM Initiative) and Crowd4Africa. Based in Italy, the OBM Initiative was developed for the purpose...
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...
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...
Working Bionic 3D Printed Wolverine Claws are Here!

Working Bionic 3D Printed Wolverine Claws are Here!

I have seen working tools 3D printed in space. I have seen 3D printed brain tissue develop neurons that fire just like a real brain. I have seen a 3D printed car be assembled and then driven off within a matter of hours. But today, I have seen working Wolverine claws that pop in and […]

I have seen working tools 3D printed in space. I have seen 3D printed brain tissue develop neurons that fire just like a real brain. I have seen a 3D printed car be assembled and then driven off within a matter of hours. But today, I have seen working Wolverine claws...
Corban University's Baseball Team, e-NABLE & 3D Printing Make Oregon Boy's Dreams Come True

Corban University's Baseball Team, e-NABLE & 3D Printing Make Oregon Boy's Dreams Come True

If there’s anything Dawson Riverman has learned, it’s that community makes us all better, stronger, and more capable of realizing our dreams. The Oregon teenager was born without fingers on his left hand but, thanks to loving, supportive parents, Riverman’s life has been rich and rewarding despite the limitations imposed by this relatively rare birth […]

If there’s anything Dawson Riverman has learned, it’s that community makes us all better, stronger, and more capable of realizing our dreams. The Oregon teenager was born without fingers on his left hand but, thanks to loving, supportive parents, Riverman’s life has...
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...
e-NABLE Celebrates Incredible 2014 with 700+ Prosthetic Hands Created, 3000 New Members & More

e-NABLE Celebrates Incredible 2014 with 700+ Prosthetic Hands Created, 3000 New Members & More

  If we were to pick out a topic, an organization or a theme that we covered the most in 2014, there is no doubt that e-NABLE would top all of those lists. e-NABLE, for those of you living in the middle of the woods for the past year, with no TVs newspapers or computers, […]

  If we were to pick out a topic, an organization or a theme that we covered the most in 2014, there is no doubt that e-NABLE would top all of those lists. e-NABLE, for those of you living in the middle of the woods for the past year, with no TVs newspapers or...
Illinois Students Target Developing Nations with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Which Learns Users' Movements

Illinois Students Target Developing Nations with 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Which Learns Users' Movements

Here we go again! Another story about a 3D printed prosthetic hand. It seems as though every few days there is another interesting new 3D printed prosthesis coming about; whether it is a 3D printed Iron Man hand or a 3D printed myoelectric hand, there is never any dull moment in the 3D printed prosthesis […]

Here we go again! Another story about a 3D printed prosthetic hand. It seems as though every few days there is another interesting new 3D printed prosthesis coming about; whether it is a 3D printed Iron Man hand or a 3D printed myoelectric hand, there is never any...
Laser Beaming, Thruster Equipped, Voice Controlled 3D Printed Prosthetic Iron Man Hand

Laser Beaming, Thruster Equipped, Voice Controlled 3D Printed Prosthetic Iron Man Hand

One of the up-and-coming technological advancements that we have seen, thanks to 3D printing, has been the huge influx of 3D printable prosthetic hands for children and adults in need. Traditionally, prosthetic hands have cost around $50,000, and typically are not available to children due to the fact that insurance companies refuse to pick up […]

One of the up-and-coming technological advancements that we have seen, thanks to 3D printing, has been the huge influx of 3D printable prosthetic hands for children and adults in need. Traditionally, prosthetic hands have cost around $50,000, and typically are not...
229 Newly Designed Prosthetic Hands are 3D Printed by Volunteers for Landmark Event this Sunday

229 Newly Designed Prosthetic Hands are 3D Printed by Volunteers for Landmark Event this Sunday

Every time I write a story about the volunteer group e-NABLE, I get goosebumps running down my spine, and tears begin forming in my eyes. It’s stories like these that make writing about 3D printing such a pleasure. The technology has many benefits, and it has been used for many great causes, but it’s very […]

Every time I write a story about the volunteer group e-NABLE, I get goosebumps running down my spine, and tears begin forming in my eyes. It’s stories like these that make writing about 3D printing such a pleasure. The technology has many benefits, and it has...
"Shut the Front Door," Exclaims Impressed Trauma Surgeon After Seeing 3D Printed $50 Prosthetic Hand from e-NABLE

"Shut the Front Door," Exclaims Impressed Trauma Surgeon After Seeing 3D Printed $50 Prosthetic Hand from e-NABLE

Over the past year, I have personally covered about a dozen or so articles all surrounding the wonderful and amazing developments of e-NABLE. For those that haven’t read my other articles, e-NABLE is a group of volunteers who work together to provide affordable 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms for people in need. Most of their […]

Over the past year, I have personally covered about a dozen or so articles all surrounding the wonderful and amazing developments of e-NABLE. For those that haven’t read my other articles, e-NABLE is a group of volunteers who work together to provide affordable...
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