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“The student organization EnableUC can build a custom, functional hand in its lab on campus for less than $20 – instead of thousands of dollars – and get it to the patient in about a week. .”
“The company has already helped a number of patients including a 13-year old boy named Brody. Brody was the first patient to receive an EnableUC hand. The 3D hand allows Brody to grasp medium sized objects and even throw and catch a ball.
Looking to the future EnableUC is aiming to improve its design so wearers can control individual fingers and pick up smaller objects. ”
“The inspirational group has already outfitted an impressive amount of patients around the state with affordable 3D printed prosthetics, and continually works on new ways to apply 3D printing to a range of medical issues.”
EnableUC is a non-profit incubator for 3-D printed medical devices that was established by University of Cincinnati biomedical engineering students. The volunteer organization was founded at UC in the Fall of 2015 to utilize 3D printing to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine. By providing resources and promoting educational outreach, we enable students to design, build, and implement solutions that directly benefit patients with disabilities. In cases ranging from pediatric prosthetics to assistive devices for traumatic brain injury, our group provides functional and cost effective devices that serve a wide variety of patients— all for free.
We are always looking for inspired students from various majors and backgrounds to help solve unmet clinical needs. We are currently in collaboration with clinicians at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital, Touro College, and UC health system to develop open-source devices to be used by the community at large. Please join us in creating a paradigm shift in healthcare!