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US students 3D printed prosthetic hand for a Scottish teenager

3D prosthetic hand

When a viable prosthetic hand cost approximately £30,000, a fully-functional 3D printed prosthetic hand for only £40 is simply unimaginable. A team of science students from West Brook High School in Beaumont, Texas, USA have really made the impossible possible. The team has 3D printed a prosthetic hand that costs less than £40 for Caleb Morrison, a 16-year-old from East Kilbride in Scotland. Caleb was born without right wrist and hand. Earlier, Caleb was using a basic prosthetic arm but he is really excited to use the new 3D printed hand that reached him a week before Christmas. Read More…

5-year old Katelyn gets 3D printed prosthetic hand in her favorite pink color

Katelyn Vincik 3d printed prosthetic arm

It’s heartbreaking when you see a kid having disability, basically it just shatters you. That is where technology come-in to restore some faith in humanity. 3D printing is one example of technology being used for good, as we have seen so many times in the past. Yet again, 3D printing has given a small little kid a new lease of life. Meet five-year old Katelyn Vincik from Vitoria, Texas who was born with an underdeveloped left hand. The cute little girl has been in the queue for receiving a prosthetic hand for a very long time, and finally her eagerness has been rewarded.
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3D printed prosthetic leg brings amputated penguin’s mobility back

bagpipes

For the first time, New Zealand has fitted an amputated animal with 3D-printed prosthetic foot. Meet Bagpipes – a penguin that lost its normal mobility after it got stuck in a fishing line in 2007 and its foot had to be removed in order to save its life. We have already met Tumbles – a puppy born with only two legs, who was given back his mobility with a 3D-printed wheelchair.

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Derby gets improved 3D printed prosthetic legs

Derby dog with improved 3d printed prosthetic legs

This is Derby, a dog born with underdeveloped legs and thanks to 3D printing he is able to walk freely since last year when he first got them on. But there were certain design flaws that made his movement restricted and also forced him to lean downwards, lower than what a husky is used to. So, 3D Systems got to work and designed a pair of improved prosthetic legs which improved on these limitations. Now, Derby is able to walk upright with 3D printed prosthetic design which keeps the pouch more comfortable.
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An electronically controlled 3D printed prosthetic hand is on the way

YouBionic 3D printed prosthetic hand

Lots of companies and firms are putting effort into the development of 3D printed prosthetic limbs. These devices are no less than a wonder for people with birth defects or with more amputees. Most of the 3D printed prosthetic hands are manually controlled by the user, however in most cases they are not able to provide ample efficiency to the user due limited wrist mobility. Addressing this issue, Italian company Youbionic is on the verge of developing an electronically controlled, bionic 3D printed prosthetic hand.

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Flexy-Hand is a 3D printed prosthetic hand with stretchable artificial tendons

Flexy hand prosthetic hand

Prosthetic hands give the unfortunate people who have lost their limb in accident or those who have some deformity from birth, a new lease of life as they thank technology for making their life normal. In the past few months we have seen lots of prosthetic hands developed by geeks who want to change the world for better and some have even provided open source information on how others can improve and make a better version of their prosthetic hands. Combining the possibilities of 3D printing and robotic hand, Steve Wood has made his own version of a prosthetic hand known as Flexy-Hand that looks amazingly close to what a real hand would be like. It took only 20 hours to 3D print this open source prosthetic hand after a day’s design routine.
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High school wizkid makes 3D printed prosthetic hand for 9-year old child

3D printed Prosthetic hand by Jason Wilde for Matthew

The best things in life are priceless and that is what a 9 year old Matthew just discovered. Suffering from a rare condition from birth called limb difference which left him without any fingers in one hand, the kid had to live with the questions that other peers asked him about his mutated hand. This was really bugging out his mother who could not even think of buying a commercial prosthetic hand that costs at least $18,000. But then they met family friend Mason Wilde, a 16 year old Louisburg High School junior from Kansas regarding the problem and the solution was to make a 3D printed prosthetic hand.


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3D printed Youbionic prosthetic hand can now be pre-ordered for $1,355

Youbionic prosthetic hand

The electronically controlled Youbionic hand has been in development for quite some time now, and now it is ready for commercial use. This 3D printed robotic hand is actuated with muscle movement and works quite well for people having a missing hand. Not only that, the prosthetic hand is ideal for people having some loss in motor function, and also for people who want an increased physical capability. However, I fail to understand why a person having no limb disability would go for this bionic hand.
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Siena students develop 3D-printed prosthetic arm for 9-years-old NY girl

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A group of physics major students at Siena College gave a big surprise to a little girl that brought back smile on her face. These students built a 3D printed prosthetic arm modeled off the movie Frozen. Karissa Mitchell, 9, was born in New York without right hand. In fact, most of her wrist was missing. We can only imagine what it feels like to be unfortunate enough to have born without a limb, so getting it back would be no less than a miracle. You should definitely see the video to see that cute, chirpy smile on Karissa’s face. Read More…