For Your Procrastination: Changing Lives with 3D-printed Prosthetics

July 15, 2014 | by City of Hope

fypIf you’re interested in building and designing prosthetics, you have to work at a big medical devices company, right? Think again. Earlier this year, CNN published a series of heartwarming stories highlighting the use of 3D printer technology for prosthetics. At least one company (Robohand) publishes its designs open source, giving individuals the ability to print their own prosthetics! These might be the most captivating “feel-good” stories I’ve read all year. Have a box of tissues ready…

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/14/tech/innovation/carpenter-fingers-robohand-3-d

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/19/opinion/3d-print-arm-daniel/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/02/health/robot-exoskeleton-wrex-mohn/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

 

On a side-note, 3D printing technology is also being actively investigated for regenerative medicine applications.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/03/12/opinion/lungs-chip-3d-print-organs/index.html

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