Isabella was gifted a 3-D printed arm by a man named Stephen Davies. According to HNGN, Mr. Davies created the 3-D printed arm that can be used to help people who are missing part of a limb. Davies gave his creation to 8-year-old Isabella last month, and the arm has really changed her day-to-day life.
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“The gadget is so bright and bold that she insisted on wearing it to the local supermarket straight after she got it and proudly strutted around wanting the world to see it. She’s been keen to show it off and explain how it works ever since she got it and to almost anyone that will listen,” said Isabella’s dad.
Isabella’s new 3-D printed arm was designed by Davies, who used a 3-D printer to make the hand and arm mechanism come to life. Seeing the look on Isabella’s face is absolutely priceless, as she realizes that she is going to be able to do more things with her new arm.
According to TechCrunch, Stephen Davies is a volunteer at a company called e-NABLE. The technology used to create these 3-D arms is quite amazing, and while the manufacturing is a bit pricey, the results are beyond worth it.
“The joy in Isabella’s eyes is palpable. It’s amazing to see technology that was in its infancy even five years ago take off to such amazing heights. I post these things for a reason: Because although we pay a lot of lip service to changing the world in the theatre of entrepreneurship, a lot of people are actually doing it.”
The company e-NABLE is now working to collect donations to make 1,000 3-D printed arms for kids who need them. You can check out their website to see how you can help and to receive more information about this awesome idea.
Lately, 3-D printers have been in the news, and people are realizing that the possibilities with this kind of technology are truly endless. Many hope that, over time, making things like Isabella’s 3-D printed arm will become more affordable so more people can enjoy the life-changing benefits.
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