February 2016

3D printed stick head opens lacrosse up to disabled children in Long Island

2016-02-25T16:11:05+00:00 February 26th, 2016|English, News|

Over the past several decades, sports have really opened up to the disabled. Whatever your handicap is, it’s becoming increasingly easier to find kindred spirits, sports leagues and not let your disability prevent you from being active and having fun. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for all sports, and not due to snobbishness. The nature [...]

August 2015

3-D printed prosthetics help kid athletes compete

2015-07-26T23:52:05+00:00 August 2nd, 2015|English, News|

Children who use prothetics can quickly outgrow the expensive devices, but 3-D printing could make them cheaper and more efficient, Autodesk scientist Andreas Bastian told CNBC on Friday. "There hasn't been an economical way of making prosthetics as they outgrow them at roughly the same rate they outgrow a pair of shoes. So if your shoes [...]

July 2015

Tokyo, XSENSE unveils 3D printed prosthetic for paralympians

2015-07-05T12:44:44+00:00 July 8th, 2015|English, News|

The Japanese artist collective XSENSE has previously proven that 3D printed prosthetics don’t just need to be functional, but can be absolutely gorgeous as well. Remember their futuristic and 3D printed ‘More than Human’ project? But now this team of Japanese artists (consisting of painter Yoshinori Sakamaki and manufacturing artist Taketo Kobayashi) is taking things [...]

June 2015

The disruptive potential of 3D printing for athletes with disabilities

2015-06-23T18:52:51+00:00 June 27th, 2015|English, News|

Howard K. Brodwin says he and his firm have just completed a project at the UCLA Anderson School of Management which was focused on how 3D printing technology can be used to reduce costs – and help introduce more people with disabilities to the benefits of sports. He says many people who might like to [...]

May 2015

The extreme athlete who built a new prosthetic knee

2015-05-26T19:36:26+00:00 May 28th, 2015|News|

Brian Bartlett lost his leg at 24. He now has one of the most famous prostheses in the world. Rose Eveleth meets the man who just wanted to ski again. When Brian Bartlett was 24 he was hit by a car from behind so hard it ripped his right leg off instantly. It all happened [...]