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3D-Printed Limbs Turn Kids into Superheroes

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shehan
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Re: Love this idea
shehan   9/30/2014 6:32:08 PM
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@Elizabeth – yes I am starting to love this technology for what it could possibly do to fix people who really need help. 

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shehan   9/30/2014 6:30:46 PM
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@a.saji – I think this is a good solution for most of the medical problems we had. 

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shehan   9/30/2014 6:29:13 PM
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@GTOLover – I was just wondering how this could help our soldiers who have lost their hands. This could bring in life and hope back to them. 

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Re: Owen partial finger replacement
shehan   9/30/2014 6:27:39 PM
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I'm glad to see 3D printing helping humans to replace components of our body. I'm sure these would last for years. 

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tekochip   9/30/2014 2:34:47 PM
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I saw this story on the network news a few weeks back and the device really shows the advantage of thinking differently.  Rather than trying to make a device that looks like a human hand and can last longer than the child's clothing, they designed a device that is cheap and instantly useful.

You only have to look at the boys face to see what a success this design is.  It's a great story.

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Pubudu   9/30/2014 2:25:18 PM
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Very true Elizabeth M I always believe that the technology should always should focus to help the human being and not against them.  This is a great example for that thanks foe sharing. 

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Elizabeth M   9/30/2014 1:30:16 PM
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I'm not sure what you mean a.saji? Will 3D-printed prosthetics be the future or will efforts like this to create more of a community around technology for people in need be the future? I think probably both, but interested to hear your reply.

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Elizabeth M   9/30/2014 1:26:36 PM
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Yes, GTOlover, some of these designs are right out of scifi films for sure. They're pretty interesting and I think great especially for kids to make wearing a prosthetic not such a stigma--it kind of makes it more of a "cool," fun thing. And they can always boast they are bionic or like Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, as you mention. ;)

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Love this idea
Elizabeth M   9/30/2014 1:20:20 PM
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I love this story not because I wrote it, but because this is exactly a great example of what technology like 3D printing and a little ingenuity can do to make a real impact on the world and help people who really need it. Great idea and the grassroots, community model is really inspiring and shows how easy it can be to change things for the positive. Well done, team E-nable.

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Re: Owen partial finger replacement
a.saji   9/30/2014 11:08:50 AM
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@GTOLOver: Whether we like it or not this will be the future of next generation or might be the ones after that. 

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