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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Prosthetics for Children: Libraries Are Helping

Library Lends Helping Hands to Assemble Prosthetics for Children

Diana Duel | September 21, 2015

More than 80 volunteers gathered at the Half hollow Hills Community Library in Dix Hills, NY yesterday to learn about artificial hands being created via 3-D printers, while dozens signed up for kits consisting of about 40 preprinted parts that they can assemble to make them. The prosthetic hands will then be collected by the Library and distributed in conjunction with e-Nable , a global organization that donates them free-of-charge to children around the world. To date, e-Nable, founded in 2013 by Rochester Institute of Technology research scientist Jon Schull, has donated more than1,500 prosthetic hands in 37 countries.


<more at; related links: (Enabling the Future. e-NABLE: A Global network of Passionate Volunteers Using 2D Printing to Give the World a "Helping Hand". September 12, 2015) and (Online community of makers creates and improves 3D printed prosthetics for those in need
RIT researcher uses online collaboration to connect makers and provide affordable prosthetics. February 24, 2014)>

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