The Democratization of Prosthetics Thanks to 3D Printing

If you need a little Friday afternoon inspiration, this is it. Not sure how I missed this video of a father 3D printing a prosthetic hand for his son. This hand cost a few dollars compared to $20,000 or more for a standard one, it can be easily updated, plus it looks way cool. Click for the video.

Thanks Sunny!

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him.

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