• Reddit User 3D Prints his own Custom Brace after breaking Hand

    A Reddit User, 3driven or in reality, Paavo Pirhonen of Helsinki, Finland, is a radiographer and electrical engineering student, broke his fifth metacarpal of hand after colliding with a car while cycling. He 3D Printed his own custom brace using Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016 and then 3D printing with PLA which he could remove daily, wash it and even go for swimming wearing it. The doctors were okay with it and he has now shared the design on Thingiverse.

  • 3D Printed Partial Finger Prosthetic

    Nick Brookins, media services engineer at Akamai Technologies was left with amputed finger in the hospital after a motorcycle accident in the mountains near San Diego. Inspired by the original Owen Replacement Finger design, he then developed his own 3D Printed Prosthetic called the Knick Finger from scratch using OpenScad code and printing it on his Printrbot Simple. The 3D Printed Knick Finger also protects his very sensitive nerve endings and reduces pain, he stated.

  •  A Vision for 3D Printed Finger Prosthetics

    Brian Jordan lost his parts of index finger and thumb after an accident with saw and started seeking prosthetic for which he reached Robiotech Corp. Working with lab manager Tony Ingelido at the MakerBot Innovation Center at University of Maryland, they together developed 3D Printed Finger Prosthetics. Currently, they are awaiting the plans of registering the device with FDA.

  • Cam Haight of Different Heroes Nonprofit Makes 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand for His Own Hero

    The story of 5-year old Cameron Haight was undoubtedly inspiring, how he was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) which cause his finger bones to fuse, skin webbing, indentations on one wrist and fingers and even amputations. With help from eNABLE and Robo R1+ 3D Printer, he started 3D Printing prosthetics for other children in need and now through Different Heroes, a non-profit organization raised by Cam and his parents, they were able to gift their favorite football team Carolina Panthers idol with an adult-sized version of his own 3D Printed Panthers Prosthetic Hand.

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