How do you design free, 3D-printable prosthetics for anyone, anywhere? It takes a global volunteer community—and open source.
e-NABLE is made up of volunteers who use 3D printers to make free and low-cost prosthetic upper limb devices for children and adults in need. The open source designs created by e-NABLE volunteers help those with missing fingers and hands.
Jon Schull, a researcher at Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, and Creativity), started the e-NABLE foundation in 2013. It has since grown to more than 2,000 volunteers and provided prosthetics to more than 100 people around the globe.
The RIT MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, and Creativity) Center is a university-wide research center with a multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial approach to digital media research and production. MAGIC blurs the lines between art and technology.
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