Bubba's 3D Printed Prosthetic Limb is Modelled After Iron Man

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 18, 2014
References: khon2 & geekologie
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 Rayden Kahae (also known as Bubba) was born without most of his right hand as he has Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS). Thanks to non-profit E-Nable, Bubba now has an Iron Man-inspired prosthetic.

Designed to look just like Iron Man's, the mechanical body-powered hand only cost $50 to build compared to thousands of dollars for commercial prosthetics. Bubba's grandmother Rulan Waikiki found E-Nable online and asked them to make the custom 3D printed prosthetic, whom they obliged for free. E-Nable works off of donations and volunteer expertise.