A three-year project out of McGill University results in a collection of 3D-printed prosthetic pieces that play music as the wearer dances.
At least 13 people lost a limb or part of one in the Boston Marathon blasts. But while prosthetics have progressed in recent years, patients still have much emotional, psychological, and physical recovering to do, experts say.
The Alternative Limb Project not only produces realistic limbs for amputees. It also creates custom one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable limb art.
Bespoke Innovations is forever changing the way amputees feel about themselves--and altering how the world looks at them.
Bespoken Innovations is giving amputees a way to feel that their prosthetics are stylish and even artistic.
For industrial designer Scott Summit, the ability to make perfectly fitted, custom prosthetics is a major goal. But 3D printing is also changing the industry for one-off lamps, shoes and more.
Open-source methodologies are being used to improve prosthetics, perhaps proving that open source has "legs" beyond software.
There are some 50,000 amputees in South Sudan. A few good men have set up camp with a 3D printer to lend a helping hand.
With the first thought-controlled bionic leg pioneered in Chicago, the next steps for smart prosthetics are refining them for widespread use and tackling a huge hurdle: sensory feedback.
The new service Music Drop lets you compose a little 16-note tune and have it immortalized in the form of a 3D-printed music box.