Type:

Video

Description:

3D printers have paved the way for digital humanitarians. Now volunteers can make Superhero Hands for children all over the world. Volunteers around the world are designing and 3D printing “superhero” hands for kids with limb differences or missing fingers. The hands are free. The designs are crowdsourced. And they’re often customized to match the individual kids’ favorite superheroes. It all works without any central plan or grand government program. This is an inspiring story of spontaneous order at its best. Could this open-source approach to medicine, done online and unregulated by governments, create innovation in other sectors of health care?

Subjects:

  • Social Studies > Entrepreneurship
  • Science > Technology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education

Keywords:

3D printing, prosthetics, charity, donate, biomedical technology

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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