December 2015

Limbitless Solutions develops face-controlled, 3D printed device to give more independence to people in wheelchairs

2015-12-06T11:00:20+00:00 December 7th, 2015|English, News|

Limbitless Solutions, a non-profit organization founded by students at the University of Central Florida, has developed a 3D printed device which allows wheelchairs users to move their chairs with simple facial movements. The organization made the news back in August when it donated several 3D printed bionic arms to displaced Syrian children. “This was just [...]

September 2015

The affordable 3D printed wheelchair Hand Drive

2016-10-19T10:06:42+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|English, News|

Time and time again, one of the most exciting developments that we’ve been seeing with 3D printing has been in disrupting traditionally manufactured products with products that users are capable of manufacturing on their own for much cheaper than what they would otherwise retail for.  Among other reasons, this dramatically brings the cost of goods [...]

July 2015

3D printed gloves for wheelchair racing introduce student to making

2016-10-19T10:06:55+00:00 July 19th, 2015|English, News|

Arielle Rausin, a junior in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is enrolled in the Digital Making course with Dr. Vishal Sachdev. The assignment for the course was fairly broad: make something in the Illinois MakerLab, the world’s first business school 3D printing lab. As many students do when presented with such a task, [...]

June 2015

Eye controlled wheelchair built by teenage hackers

2016-10-19T10:07:13+00:00 June 6th, 2015|News|

Myrijam Stoetzer and her friend Paul Foltin, 14 and 15 years old kids from Duisburg, Germany are working on a eye movement controller wheelchair. They were inspired by the Eyewriter Project which we’ve been following for a long time. Eyewriter was built for Tony Quan a.k.a Tempt1 by his friends. In 2003, Tempt1 was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve disorder ALS  and is [...]

Paralyzed kitten walks again thanks to a 3D printed wheelchair

2016-10-19T10:07:13+00:00 June 4th, 2015|News|

Over the past year or so, we have reported on numerous stories of dogs with missing or disabled limbs who have been given a second chance on life, thanks in part to 3D printed wheelchairs or prostheses. These are always inspirational stories that show, not only the good in human beings, but also the fact [...]