Need a Hand? How 3-D Printing Can Help the Disabled

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Mar 28, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 11:22 mins

Guest: Dr. Jon Schull, PhD, Founder of the e-NABLE Movement Every year roughly 1,500 babies in the US are born missing all or part of an arm.  Simple activities like getting dressed or opening door can be a challenge for these children. A prosthetic hand can cost tens of thousands of dollars and kids tend to out-grow them in a few years.  Enter the e-NABLE movement, a fast-growing network of more than 6000 volunteers that use 3-D printers to create custom-made prosthetics for less than $50. The movement has already provided about 2,000 prosthetics for people in more than 40 countries. enablingthefuture.org

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