Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

  UK-based maker Patrick Joyce, who has degenerative condition motor neuron disease (also known as MND or ALS), has¬†created an eye-tracking wheelchair controller that allows a user who has lost all motor functions except for eye movement to be able to control their wheelchair and an onboard computer. With Joyce, fellow Maker David Hopkinson, helpedContinue reading “Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair”

Robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology

  The ABC runs a article on two brothers with advanced muscular dystrophy in Melbourne who are using 3D printing tools to build things they need. The brilliant thing about 3D printing is that you don’t need your own. You can design your own things and send the file to others who have a 3DContinue reading “Robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology”

Open source, 3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand

3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand for less than $1000. – Opensourced   http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1   via¬†Meet Easton LaChappelle, The Teen Building A Cheaper, Better Prosthetic Arm.

3D-printed, individually designed prosthetic legs

[wp_youtube]fir5HI0Gwrc[/wp_youtube] What I love about this is how the people feel re-connected with themselves. 3D-printed, individually designed prosthetic legs that are unabashedly artificial and completely personal. Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/69031806758345278/ via Lifekludger on Pinterest