Design, build, and implement solutions that benefit a wide variety of patients --- all for free

EnableUC is a student-run, a non-profit, open-source, prosthetic and assistive device incubator founded at the University of Cincinnati that utilizes 3D printing to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine. By providing resources and promoting educational outreach, the organization enables students and clinicians to design, build, and implement solutions that directly benefit a diverse cohort of patients. In cases ranging from pediatric prosthetics to assistive devices for traumatic brain injury, the organization provides functional and cost effective devices to patients - all for free.

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Patients

We provide 3-D printed functional prosthetics and assistive devices to local and international patients. This is all done at no cost to the patient.

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Occupational Therapists

Through industry and academic collaborations, we have open-sourced our devices to have a global impact and increase collaborative efforts within the medical community.

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Students

We strive to enable students to make an difference in someone’s life and to have a lasting impact on the local and global community at large.

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Projects

EnableUC has created and provided over 40 OT devices to the community, all at no cost to the patient. Assistive devices have been designed and printed through collaboration with Touro College of Health Science in New York.

EnableUC has also printed numerous 3-D printed prosthetic hands and arms to patients in need.

All projects are open-source under the MIT license. Feel free to fork and star our GitHub repo to stay updated for all our projects.

* All projects protected by MIT License

Media

Various news outlets have covered EnableUC's work since its inception two years ago. Press kit is available here. For further media enquires, please send us an email.

“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.”

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About

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!

Get In Touch

Interested in learning more about EnableUC or receiving your own device? We would love to hear from you!

Contact Info

  • University of Cincinnati,
    Cincinnati, OH
  • enableuc@gmail.com
  • enableuc.org

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