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3-D Printers Give New Hope to Children in Need of Prosthetics

Prosthetics are not commonly given to children until they finish growing due to their complicated operation and their significant cost. But, The New York Times reports that a volunteer organization called E-nable matches children who need prothetic hands with owners of 3-D printers who are able and willing to print them effectively and inexpensively, at a cost as low as $20 to $50. After the parent inputs a number of measurements for their child, E-nable‘s online tool creates a custom design that can be downloaded into the printer. The hands come in creative and fun designs, and can be assembled by the parents and children, much like a large lego set.

Read the article published in The New York Times.