September 2015

The state of prosthetic/biomedical engineering in Nigeria

2016-10-19T10:06:32+00:00 September 30th, 2015|English, OBMinitiative|

Africa, the next frontier. A continent of an infinite variety of cultures, habits and needs. Several African countries are embracing the new technologies, connecting to people from all the World trying to introduce revolutionary changes and to help to solve different problems through innovative approaches. And passion, as described in the first article by Olumuyiwa [...]

June 2015

South Africa’s 3D printed hand allows for individual finger control

2016-10-24T00:15:44+00:00 June 30th, 2015|English, News|

Let’s be real: I love 3D printed fun things as much as the next person–I have two 3D printed dragons on my desk as I write–but the best part of my workday here at is reading and writing about the ways this incredible technology is being used to help people the world over. Medical [...]

3D printing to help fix serious skull defects for young South African girls

2015-06-23T20:29:15+00:00 June 29th, 2015|English, News|

Although we’ve seen how 3D printing has been used in a variety of surgical procedures as an aid for medical professionals to both practice a procedure before a surgery as well as a reference model during a surgery, it is perhaps the applications that involve making life better for young children that are among the [...]

In Uganda 3D printed prosthetics get schoolchildren back on their feet

2015-06-13T12:49:17+00:00 June 15th, 2015|News|

Although we’ve heard numerous stories about how 3D printing has helped enable hundreds of those in need of prosthetic limbs, a majority of the cases have been located in the United States or the United Kingdom where 3D printers or 3D printing providers are becoming increasingly common and access to a 3D printer is getting [...]