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e-NABLE - volunteers offer prosthetic hands made cheaply by 3D printers

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RIT Researcher Jon Schull has connected hundreds of volunteers around the globe to make super affordable prosthetic hands wherever they are needed.
e-NABLE volunteers are connected through the internet, and donate their time and the use of 3D printers to print and assemble the movable plastic hands.
See: http://enablingthefuture.org/ for info
Unlike established prosthetic hands, which can cost as much as $45,000, these hands can be produced for a cost of about $50.
The mechanical hands will not replace the sophisticated prothesis, but they can be a useful alternative in many situations - especially when cost is a factor.
They are particularly helpful for children who may need a series of replacement hands as they grow.
Also, because they are mechanical instead of electronic they provide healthy exercise for the arm they are used on.
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