Printed Prosthetics

3D printing expands to the health sector to increase mobility and availability

Implications - As consumers demand increased availability and customization in healthcare (and beyond,) the incorporation of 3D printing technology for prosthetics is expanding the specialized market. This shift reflects a larger cultural preference for on-demand solutions to everyday needs.
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Warm Top 6 Examples: 61,264 Total Clicks Apr 13 - Dec 14
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Aquatic Leg Prosthesis - The Murr-Ma Amphibious Prosthetic Makes Beach Activities Easier
SCORE: 7.1
Viral 24,238 Clicks Pub: Apr 10, 13
Aquatic Leg Prosthesis
The Murr-Ma Amphibious Prosthetic Makes Beach Activities Easier
The Murr-Ma Amphibious Prosthetic looks like something a superhero would wear. It isn’t just the design, but its function as well. Enhancing beach and swimming activities for the disabled, it... [More]
Superhero-Inspired Hand Replacements - Bubba's 3D Printed Prosthetic Limb is Modelled After Iron Man
SCORE: 7.1
Viral 9,599 Clicks Pub: Sep 18, 14
Superhero-Inspired Hand Replacements
Bubba's 3D Printed Prosthetic Limb is Modelled After Iron Man
While there are fewer limitations to the world of 3D printing seemingly everyday, a 3 year old little boy in Maui is enjoying the use of a 3D printed prosthetic fit for a superhero. Hawaiian toddler... [More]
Leg-Secured Walking Sticks - Sit & Stand Crutch Facilitates Hands-Free Movement and Physical Relief
SCORE: 6.8
V. Hot 13,530 Clicks Pub: Mar 4, 14
Leg-Secured Walking Sticks
Sit & Stand Crutch Facilitates Hands-Free Movement and Physical Relief
The Sit & Stand Crutch proposes a style of prosthesis that differs greatly from the conventional sort. You’re probably accustomed to seeing walking aids that support either the underarms... [More]
Streamlined Prosthetic Flippers - The Elle Swimming Suit Enables Amputees to Compete and Swim Meets
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 2,745 Clicks Pub: Sep 26, 14
Streamlined Prosthetic Flippers
The Elle Swimming Suit Enables Amputees to Compete and Swim Meets
Aquatic sports are fun and effective means of exercise that can be made a great deal more accessible with inventions like the Elle prosthetic leg. Designed by Della Tosin, this piece of equipment... [More]
Rock Climber Prosthetic Legs - Klippa by Kai Lin Allows Disabled to Indulge Their Outdoor Passions
SCORE: 3.2
Mild 1,708 Clicks Pub: May 31, 14
Rock Climber Prosthetic Legs
Klippa by Kai Lin Allows Disabled to Indulge Their Outdoor Passions
Klippa by Kai Lin, a design student based in Brooklyn, New York City, is a prosthetic leg made specifically with rock climbers in mind. For those who have the will and determination of Aron Ralston,... [More]
Growing Leg Prosthetics - The FIT Adjustable Prosthetic Grows with Its User
SCORE: 2.8
Mild 9,444 Clicks Pub: Jul 17, 13
Growing Leg Prosthetics
The FIT Adjustable Prosthetic Grows with Its User
The FIT adjustable prosthetic is an artificial limb built to grow with its user. Designer Oz Benderman created FIT in order to help child amputees in developing countries save money on prosthetics.... [More]