While 3D printing has been around for quite some time, innovative thinkers find new ways to apply it to making the world a better place — even off planet.
1. A new generation of prosthetics
“Turning disabilities into superpowers” is the defining vision of UK-based Open Bionics. Their mission is to create “affordable, assistive devices that enhance the human body.”
Their first product was the Hero Arm, which they describe as “the world’s first medically certified 3D-printed bionic arm, with multi-grip functionality and empowering aesthetics.” It is “a lightweight and affordable myoelectric prosthesis.”