Aug 242015
Girl Gets Pink Prosthetic Arm

Now that 3D printing has dropped so considerably over the past couple years, more and more nerds and engineers are affordably creating products that would cost tens of thousands of dollars just a few years ago. For children missing a hand or arm, a prosthetic was especially expensive because they would often outgrow the device in a short time. But using new technology, Stephen Davies helped build Isabella a prosthetic arm that not only was cost-effective, but allowed her to easily grab things. And it’s super cute!


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Jan 162015
clone trooper

Liam Porter was born missing part of his left arm, but now he has a brand new hand thanks to new 3D printing technology and kind Samaritans on the the Internet. As Liam is a huge Star Wars fan, the troopers of the Georgia garrison of the 501st Legion were the ones who presented him with his new Star Wars clone trooper-themed prosthetic arm.

Now, this video by Augusta Chronicle has gone viral with over 350,000 hits!


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Dec 242014
Man With No Arms Uses Fully Robotic Prosthetic Limbs For First Time

Les Baugh lost both of his arms in a freak electrical accident. Life has been extremely difficult ever since. But things may be turning around now that new technologies have been developed for amputees. Thanks to the hard work of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Les has become the first person in the world to wear two robotic prosthetic limbs that are completely controlled with the mind. 

This exciting video has gone viral with over 2 million hits!


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Apr 232014
Man Compares $50 3D-Printed Prosthesis With $42,000 Medical Prosthesis

As everyone who has a family member or friend missing a limb knows, a prosthesis can be quite expensive. Jose Delgado was born without most of his left hand. As a result, he’s had to use expensive prosthetic hands for his whole life.

But now, we are on the cusp of a revolution thanks to new cheap 3D printers. Shockingly, Jose actually prefers the prosthetic hand 3D printed for just $50 compared with his expensive $42,000 medical device. 

This video by 3D Universe has gone viral with over a quarter million hits!


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Nov 042013
Dad Builds Son Prosthetic Hand With 3-D Printer

Leon McCarthy was born missing his fingers on his left hand because of restrictive blood flow in the womb.

But with the help of a relatively cheap 3-D printer, and an inventor on the Internet, his father Paul was able to build him a homemade prosthetic hand for a fraction of what a medical one would have cost.

Michelle Miller of CBS Evening News made this enthralling report about Leon, his dad, and his new special hand. 


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