The e-NABLE community and the “3d Mechanical Hand – Maker Movement” that was inspired by two strangers (a prop maker from the USA and a carpenter from South Africa) that came together from 10,000 miles apart – to create a prosthetic hand device for a small child in South Africa …and then gave the plans away – for free…so that those in need of the device could make them for themselves or have someone make it for them.
Now – all of the fingers of this tree are spreading and growing and new news stories are popping up every day of parents who are creating these hands for and with their child, images of smiling children receiving hands from classes of high school students who are creating them as a class project to give away are showing up on Facebook…groups of engineering students and occupational therapists who have created their own version and are fitting them to people in their communities and so much more!
People are getting inspired – not just to create free hands for those who need them…but they are searching out ways to use the gifts they were given – to change other’s lives and they are doing it because it feels good…and because it is forming a new revolution…restoring faith in humanity and giving people hope that there really are people out there that care more about helping their neighbors, than making a profit.
This Tree is beautiful and it is thriving and it is growing stronger every day.
- Enabling the Future
- Robohand USA
- How Scouts Are Making 3-D Prosthetics for Kids and You Can Too
- 3-D Printing Prosthetic Hands That Are Anything but Ordinary
Something new is on my ToDo list…