We are the state-wide chapter of e-NABLE. The e-NABLE community supports production of 3D printed upper limb prosthetics. By 3D printing the major components of a prosthetic, we reduce the cost of delivering a hand or arm to about $50. In contrast, a professional prosthetic arm might cost about $30,000 to produce.
Most prosthetics produced by e-NABLE volunteers are for children. Children grow so fast that they outgrow their prosthetics within one or two years. So parent often won’t buy a prosthetic for a young child. e-NABLE offers them an alternative.
And what is e-NABLE? It is an international community of volunteers who use open source hand and arm designs for 3D printing to make the prosthetics.
Here’s a video about how it all started.
e-NABLE has grown to a community of over 10,000 volunteers who have produced over 3,000 hands and arms for people in over 90 countries. We are proud to be part of e-NABLE. And we invite you to join the community. Badgerhands.org is a streamlined way to get started.