Dec 14, 2014
Three videos that show why 3D printing is the future of prosthetics.
For years now, we’ve been hearing the promise that 3D printing is going to radically change the world. It’s been dubbed the future of manufacturing, the future of fashion, and the future of robotics. Whether still in the preparation stage or already in the implementation stage, practically every major industry in the 21st century is planning on exploiting the capabilities put forth by 3D printing to some degree.
One field that is a clear representation of an industry already in the implementation stages is the world of healthcare, as we’re already seeing how 3D printing is revolutionizing medicine. There are several different departments of the medical industry that are going to be impacted by the 3D printer. However, few are currently as advanced as prosthesis, where the revolutionary printers have already made a profound impact on amputees around the world.
Photo by: disrupt3d.com
One component that has allowed for prosthesis to progress so quickly is the ability for anyone, regardless of medical background, to design and print his or her own prosthetic. All that is needed is a 3D printer and the necessary components to construct the type of prosthetic desired. This is all made possible thanks to groups like E-Nabling The Future, whom have been generous enough to share their designs they previously used to print functional, inexpensive prosthetics with other amputees.
Thanks to the potent combination of innovative designs, lower costs, and sophisticated technology, the 3D printer is changing the lives of amputees everywhere. I could try to sit at my keyboard and paint a picture of how powerful it is to see the excitement on a child’s face when they catch a ball or pick up a pencil for the first time, but it just wouldn’t do it justice. To fully appreciate how powerful this unprecedented technology can be, you need to see it for yourself.
Here are 3 heartwarming stories that show why 3D printing is the future of prosthetics:
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