3D Printing Engineers Create Inspiring Superhero Prosthetic Arms for Kids

By: Jana Pijak - Sep 16, 2014
References: enablingthefuture.org & boredpanda
An organization called E-Nabling The Future has launched an inspiring project that provides superhero prosthetic arms to children that are in need of them. Missing a limb is often a difficult ordeal for young children and the organization aims to change this notion by transforming these brave kids into the superheroes they truly are.

Their 3D-printed superhero prosthetic arms are made for children and are modeled after various comic book heroes like Wolverine and Iron Man. In addition to resembling hero costumes, these prosthetic arms even light up.

"Enabling the Future is a collective of engineers, 3D-printing enthusiasts, physical therapists and designers who create practical and low-cost prosthetic limbs for children". The inspiring organization encourages confidence among children with disabilities and ensures they are made to feel special rather than inadequate.