This is a heart warming story of how 3D printing is helping young people around the world with life changing effects.
Erin is a young lady who was born with only one hand. Erin’s mum received an email from Reach (a charity for children with limb deficiencies) with a link to a website that tells you about the robotic hands that a project called Enable make and use 3D printing to make the hands to the size of the person.
Here is a link to Erin’s blog detailing her journey. https://www.makewav.es/story/933952/title/mynewhand
When the project was complete Erin’s mum Sally sent this email through to Norwich Hackspace.
“I thought I would email you to thank you and the rest of the team for all the time and effort that went into producing Erin’s hand.
She hasn’t taken the smile off her face since Saturday, and they’ve become inseparable. She kept it on walking around Norwich, then kept it on all the way home, playing on her handheld computer, then holding her ipod. She’s also taken it to school and used it in various lessons. It’s made such a difference. I think because she hasn’t had anything for 13 years, it seems unbelievable to her. Medical prosthetics have always “freaked her out” (her words). One word for it – Priceless!
Once again we would like to thank you all for her new hand, and can you please pass on our thanks to the rest of the team.”
Read more about the e-nable project here