Boy gets prosthetic hand made by 3-D printer

Boy gets prosthetic hand made by 3-D printer

Two years ago, Paul McCarthy began searching for an inexpensive yet functional prosthetic hand for his son Leon, who was born without fingers on one of his hands. McCarthy came across a video online with detailed instruction on how to use a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for his son. Michelle Miller reports.

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31 thoughts on “Boy gets prosthetic hand made by 3-D printer

  1. I've been living without my left hand for my entire life, I'm soon gonna get an electronic prosthesis. I honestly can't wait.

  2. Been missing my right hand since I was 9yro I wish I could get one but that takes money that ssi don't give me smh

  3. I hope this helps to prove healthcare costs are a sham and we're just paying more to put money into the pockets of big business and governement. A prosthetic hand that came from the healthcare complex would cost ten times more. There are some surgeons who don't take insurance and operations in their clinics cost as little as one tenth of what a hospital would charge. Bureaucracy and greed are killing us, literally.

  4. На самом деле, это еще придумал китаец для своего сына, и без всяких 3D-принтеров делал…

  5. More like $350 Alejandra.  And you probably could even find someone with a 3D printer to make it for you.  But if you have to buy your own printer, that's still a lot less expensive than new prosthetics needed throughout a lifetime.  I think this and the new wheelchairs that replace traditional ones are two of the most important inventions for years to come.  Absolutely life altering.

  6. Damn that's amazing, holy crap!!!!! Imagine the possibilities of these kind devices and prohesis. If they just develope such devices just to cover your whole hand from elbow, even you did still have your hand and then you could just set strenght increase to it. Man could start to build pyramids with their bare hands

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