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A Global Network of Volunteers Makes 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands for Kids

A Global Network of Volunteers Makes 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands for Kids

In 2011, engineer Ivan Owen created a giant mechanical puppet hand as part of his costume for a steampunk convention in Seattle, Wash. Five years later, through a string of improbable digital age connections, Owen’s initial idea has grown into the the open-source e-NABLE Community, volunteer army with nearly 10,000 participants in 40 countries, bringing 3D-printed prosthetic hands to kids everywhere.