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Photos of the Day: 3D Printing Limbs for Children in War-Torn Sudan

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 10:27am
Not Impossible

Just before Thanksgiving 2013, Not Impossible's Mick Ebeling returned home from Sudan's Nuba Mountains where he set up what is probably the world's first 3D-printing prosthetic lab and training facility. More to the point of the journey is that Mick managed to give hope and independence back to a kid who, at age 14, had both his arms blown off and considered his life not worth living.

Not Impossible Labs brought a collection of maker greats to the office for a workshop weekend to prototype prosthetic hands to take on The Daniel Project to help kids in Africa who've lost limbs in the conflicts. Robohand creator/inventor and mastermind Richard Van As was on hand, as was PrintRBot founder and CEO Brook Drumm, Not Impossible CEO Mick Ebeling, physical therapist and MIT neuroscientist Dr. David Putrino and more.

Read: ‘Project Daniel’ Uses 3D Printers to Make Prosthetic Arms for Children of Sudan

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