How 3D Printed Prosthetics are Changing the World
Posted on July 08 2015
The video link below features the entrepreneurs and, amazingly, the kids who are changing how people acquire prosthetics. One of the biggest game changers in 3D printed prosthetics is e-NABLE, an organization that began with a simple YouTube comment.
Today e-NABLE is celebrating its two year anniversary. Click on the link to the video to learn more!
Daisy Rosario and a Scout examine a 3D printer. These Scouts are part of a worldwide network of volunteers who print and build prosthetics for the millions of kids that are born with partial limbs in the US alone.
Ivan Owen is a puppet maker who began working on prosthetic fingers with a South African carpenter who had been in a finger-removing accident. The pair put their designs online and the YouTube comments were very supportive.
John Schull saw the duo's videos and created a map asking the YouTube commenters to volunteer their 3D Printers and to put themselves on the map. Thousands of people responded.
Today e-Nable celebrates it two year anniversary and recently received a $6,ooo grant from Google.
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