It began as a project between two strangers 10,000 miles apart–a prop maker from the United States and a carpenter from South Africa–to provide a child in South Africa with a prosthetic hand device. It became a global movement bringing together 3-D print enthusiasts, engineers, designers, and many more once the two men gave their 3-D designs away for free.
Modern prosthetics can cost tens of thousands of dollars, limiting their availability to those who cannot afford the costs. The e-NABLE community is working together to create, innovate, re-design, and provide prosthetics for the many individuals who need them.
This touching video introduces us to Kieran, a boy who was born with a birth defect, Amniotic Band Syndrome, that left him without fingers on his right hand. But this all changed once he received a 3-D printed prosthetic hand. Watch the remarkable video to discover more about Kieran and the incredible e-NABLE community.