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e-Nable

e-NABLE is a global community of volunteers working to create 3D printed prosthetics.

Problem

Estimates vary, but according to the CDC, in the US alone, there are an estimated 1.9 million individuals affected by limb differences, or approximately 7 in 1000 individuals. Especially for growing children, finding proper prosthetics can be an expensive and difficult process, with prosthetics costing up to $10,000 and children outgrowing them quickly.

Project

e-NABLE is a global community of volunteers working to create 3D printed hands for children with limb differences. These simple devices are functional and empowering. With a $600,000 grant, e-NABLE will expand on its hand designs, improve fit, and increase the number of people and range of needs that can benefit from its devices.

Impact

In the near term, e-NABLE aims to deliver 10,000 new hands to recipients through its distributed network. Over time, the platform infrastructure will allow quality hands to be produced by volunteers around the world.