{"id":1939907905,"title":"MatterThings Donates Prosthetic Hands to e-Nable to Help Make a Difference in a Child's Life","handle":"matterthings-donates-prosthetic-hands-to-e-nable-to-help-make-a-difference-in-a-childs-life","description":"\u003cp\u003eMatterThings, one of \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"e-Nable \"\u003ee-Nable\u003c\/a\u003e's volunteers in Pincourt, the West Island of Montreal (Quebec) Canada is donating twenty-five (25) \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.thingiverse.com\/thing:596966\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Raptor Reloaded by E-nable\"\u003e3D mechanical prosthetic hands\u003c\/a\u003e for kids to help meet worldwide demand.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe goal is to reach 1,000 hands by mid-September and in order to accomplish this, \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Enabling the Future\"\u003ee-NABLE\u003c\/a\u003e is asking for all of those in the 3d printing community to “lend a helping hand.”\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eStatistics state that 1 in 1,500 children are born missing fingers or hands. Because children grow so quickly, there are few prosthetic devices available to them and those that are available - can cost thousands of dollars. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eMany families around the world cannot afford to pay to get their child a commercially made prosthetic device they will outgrow in 4-6 months - but now, thanks to 3D printing and \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"e-Nable\"\u003ee-Nable\u003c\/a\u003e, a global online community of volunteers who have donated their time, talent and resources to producing open source low cost prosthetic hands - children as young as 3 years old are able to obtain prosthetic devices.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"e-Nable\"\u003ee-Nable\u003c\/a\u003e community connects people who need prosthetics with volunteers around the world who use 3D printers to design, print, assemble, and fit them, for free. This dramatically cuts costs and increases speed of distribution.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“With the help of the larger 3d printing community, we hope to provide several thousand hands over the next two years and reach those in the remote areas that need them most. No contribution is too large or too small, together we can change the world,” said Melina Brown, Director of Operations at \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/enablingthefuture.org\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Enabling the Future\"\u003ee-NABLE\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444; line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eIf you have a 3D printer and want to help, all hands can be mailed to e-NABLE at this address: \u003cstrong\u003eAttn: Melina Brown, 216 S 8th St. Opelika, AL 36801, U.S.A.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444; line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eDesign by\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe .STL files to 3D print this prosthetic hand kit can be found on Thingiverse. It's called the \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.thingiverse.com\/thing:596966\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Raptor Reloaded by e-Nable on Thingiverse\"\u003eRaptor Reloaded by e-Nable\u003c\/a\u003e. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch6\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #444444; 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MatterThings Donates Prosthetic Hands to e-Nable to Help Make a Difference in a Child's Life

Product Description

MatterThings, one of e-Nable's volunteers in Pincourt, the West Island of Montreal (Quebec) Canada is donating twenty-five (25) 3D mechanical prosthetic hands for kids to help meet worldwide demand.

The goal is to reach 1,000 hands by mid-September and in order to accomplish this, e-NABLE is asking for all of those in the 3d printing community to “lend a helping hand.”

Statistics state that 1 in 1,500 children are born missing fingers or hands. Because children grow so quickly, there are few prosthetic devices available to them and those that are available - can cost thousands of dollars.

Many families around the world cannot afford to pay to get their child a commercially made prosthetic device they will outgrow in 4-6 months - but now, thanks to 3D printing and e-Nable, a global online community of volunteers who have donated their time, talent and resources to producing open source low cost prosthetic hands - children as young as 3 years old are able to obtain prosthetic devices.

The e-Nable community connects people who need prosthetics with volunteers around the world who use 3D printers to design, print, assemble, and fit them, for free. This dramatically cuts costs and increases speed of distribution.

“With the help of the larger 3d printing community, we hope to provide several thousand hands over the next two years and reach those in the remote areas that need them most. No contribution is too large or too small, together we can change the world,” said Melina Brown, Director of Operations at e-NABLE.

If you have a 3D printer and want to help, all hands can be mailed to e-NABLE at this address: Attn: Melina Brown, 216 S 8th St. Opelika, AL 36801, U.S.A.

Design by

The .STL files to 3D print this prosthetic hand kit can be found on Thingiverse. It's called the Raptor Reloaded by e-Nable

Material Used

PLA in different colours 

3D Printer Used

Each prosthetic hand kit takes approximately seven (7) hours to be 3D printed on our MakerBot Replicator 2 using PLA (Polylactic acid or Polylactide), a food safe bioplastic derived from renewable resources such as corn starch.

MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer

 

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