(NaturalNews) The power of open-source, 3D-printing technology has reached the medical field with a new breakthrough in homemade prosthesis. Jeremy Simon of 3D Universe has successfully developed a prosthetic hand using 3D-printing technology that is not only more useful than traditional prostheses but significantly less expensive.
After spending about $42,000 on a conventional prosthetic hand, 53-year-old Jose Delgado, Jr., who was born without most of his left hand, was left wanting. The seemingly lifelike hand doesn’t grip as well as he would like, and the ring and pinky fingers don’t work at all, and are there primarily for aesthetic purposes. Continue reading