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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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Featured Examples

Aquatic Leg Prosthesis
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
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
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
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
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
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
Futuristic Prosthetic Limbs
Futuristic Prosthetic Limbs
The i-Limb Ultra Revolution is an Amazingly Advanced Prosthetic Device
The i-limb Ultra Revolution is described by developer Touch Bionics as ““the most advanced and versatile prosthesis available,” claiming that it “offers more dexterity and... MORE
3D-Printed Knee Replacements
3D-Printed Knee Replacements
The ConforMIS Implants Are Revolutionizing Knee Replacement Surgery
Massachusetts-based medical gadget company ConforMIS is using a combination of CT imaging, modeling software and 3D printing know-how to create custom-made knee implants tailored specifically toward... MORE
play_circle_filled 3D-Printed Medical Braces
3D-Printed Medical Braces
Andiamo Looks to Revolutionize the Way Kids Are Fitted with Orthotics
Andiamo is a company that produces 3D-printed orthotics for kids, cutting down on the mess of plaster and the many hours it takes to make custom braces the old way. Rather than requiring a child... MORE
3D Printed Back Braces
3D Printed Back Braces
This Fashionable and Personalized Scoliosis Brace is Targeted Towards Teens
By making a fashionable scoliosis brace, 3D Systems is looking to improve the likelihood of treatment success. The Bespoke Brace is a 3D printed back brace and personal medical device intended for... MORE
3D-Printed Jaws
3D-Printed Jaws
This 3D-Printed Jaw Was Made For An Indian Cancer Patient
An Indian cancer patient has received a groundbreaking treatment that has seen him have his upper jaw replaced by a partly 3D-printed jaw prosthetic. The 41-year-old resident of Bengaluru was... MORE

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3D-Printed Kidneys
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Palpable 3D Natural Eyes
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Lifesaving Walking Sticks
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Reconfigurable Walking Canes
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play_circle_filled Functional Fashion Footwear
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Sustainable Walking Sticks
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play_circle_filled Wearable Musical Prosthetics
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