Provocative Ideas from the Oct 4th “Make the World: Prosthetics” Hangout! #maketheworld
Friday’a hangout was a fantastic first event for Make the World: Prosthetics — and a handy introduction to 3D printed open source prosthetic in general! Thank you to all who joined us or have caught the archive since then.
A Brief Recap
Designer Ivan Owen, co-designer of the first Robohand model, told us about his experiences on the project and how he sees 3D printing making a difference in the world.
Molly Stapelman introduced us to her organization, The Lucky Fin Project, and shared about the tremendously supportive community of those born with limb difference, and the importance of language and a positive message.
Paul McCarthy and his son Leon from Marblehead, MA, shared their story as members of the Robohand community. They modified and printed their own custom version of the Robohand for Leon — and described the design challenges they have tackled, and those they hope to meet in the future.
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