3D PRINTED HAND PROSTHESES
3D printing brings the cost of prostheses down to size
E-Nable designs 3D-printed prostheses for children older than 3 and shares their blueprints so they can be made for as little as $30.
This way, the prostheses can be easily replaced as the kids outgrow them.
WHAT YOU GET
Made from $8 to $15 worth of nontoxic, waterproof 3D-printer plastic and five screws, the prosthetic hands connect to a child’s active muscles via elastic straps.
E-Nable has made more than 270 hands and seen other companies use its specs to fulfill thousands of patient's needs.
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WHAT IS NEXT IN 3D PROSTHESES
Next: elbows and shoulders. Children were not a viable audience as recently as two or three years ago, because they would outgrow costlier prosthetics too quickly.