Free 3D Hands
At Free 3D Hands we use 3D printing techniques to manufacture custom assistive devices at just a fraction of the cost of traditional prosthetics. We see this technology as having the potential to revolutionise the prosthetic industry, eliminating the lead-time and costs of associated with traditional manufacturing techniques. We design, make and provide these devices free of charge – because that is the way that it should be.
Prosthetic arms are very expensive, and since children grow out of them so quickly, funding can be very difficult to secure – especially in less developed countries. For the 1 in 10,000 children born with a hand difference, often kids have no choice but to go without.
Through collaboration with industry, prosthetists, OTs, orthopaedic surgeons, biomedical engineers, universities, hand therapists, progressive bionic developers, makers, amputee and limb difference support groups, we strive to create a unified effort to advance prosthetic and bionic technology to better serve our global community. Nobody should go without.
All of our designs are released to the public under open-source licenses, so that they belong to the people. We decentralise our designs to empower communities and encourage others to develop our ideas further for the benefit of all mankind.
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