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Project Daniel: Not Impossible

The war in Sudan is one of the longest and bloodiest Africa has ever known counting numberless casualties and amputees. Daniel Omar was a 14-year-old Sudanese boy, when a bomb took his arms. The article about Daniel in Time magazine inspired Ebeling to assemble a team capable of creating a low-cost, 3D printed prosthetic, on 3D printers. The team included the South African inventor of the Robohand, an Australian MIT neuroscientist, a 3D printing company in California, supported by Intel and Precipart, an engineering company.

The Team managed to develop inexpensive arms, available to anyone who needs one, costing around 100$ to produce and printable in about six hours. After team produced Daniels prosthetic they taught him how to produce his own in order to help other people. They set up a 3D printing lab in nearby hospital and since that time, many have received arms, eventually helping thousand of amputees.

Although, the 3D printed arm is not as sophisticated as high-end prosthetics, future versions are likely to resolve any problems. But still it is a huge improvement over his life before where, without hands, he could not do basic tasks like feed himself.
Now he is working at the hospital helping print arms for other people.

Source: not impossible LABS

By | 2017-11-24T15:48:10+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Creations, Medicine, News|0 Comments

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