Friday, November 1, 2013

Build A Hand Workshop

In a few weeks, we (the baby, Zeke and I) will be traveling to Minneapolis to meet with the hand surgeon and a limb differences specialist at Shriner's.  Part of our conversation will entail discussing what the options are for prosthetics or other assistive devices for Zeke's right side which is missing the hand.  I do not yet know exactly what they will recommend but I do know that I will be bringing up the possibility of building our own hand for Zeke using the technology that is available with 3D printers.  It's crazy!  If you have access to a 3D printer, you can "print" your own hand.  The printer will layer layer after layer of plastic together to create the pieces and then you assemble it yourself.  The price tag would probably range from $65 to several thousand dollars but are much less expensive than a regular prosthetic.

Check out this video to see exactly how it works:

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