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The $100 3D-Printed Artificial Limb

harrymcc (1641347) writes | about 8 months ago

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harrymcc (1641347) writes "In 2012, TIME wrote about Daniel Omar, a 14-year-old in South Sudan who lost both arms to a bomb dropped by his own government. Mick Ebeling of Not Impossible Labs read the story, was moved — and went to Sudan, where he set up a 3D printing lab which can produce an artificial arm for $100. Omar and others have received them, and Ebeling hopes that other organizations around the world will adopt his open-source design to help amputees, many of whom will never receive more conventional prosthetics."
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incredible (1)

Cardoor (3488091) | about 8 months ago | (#45890169)

I visited laos last year and visited the landmine/amputee museum.. there are still vaste swathes of UXOs (un-exploded ordinance - ie, bombs that didn't go off) back from when the US carpet bombed them during the Vietnam war - and a lot of kids try to harvest them for scrap metal because theyre so poor, the money is worth the risk.. you can imagine what winds up happening. great to see an example of technology really helping people - not just making it easier for them to 'get more stuff' from their lazy armchair.
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