Need a Hand? How 3-D Printing and Online Networks Can Help the World's Disabled
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 609 , Segment 6
Episode: Ag-Gag Laws, Our Debt to Islam, Healthcare History
- Aug 3, 2017 11:00 pm
- 12:02 mins
(originally aired March 28, 2017) Guest: Dr. Jon Schull, PhD, Director of RIT’s MAGIC Center, 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 a door can be a challenge for these children. But 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.