3D Printers in NEPAL for making artificial hands

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ENABLING THE FUTURE is a Global Network Of Passionate Volunteers Using 3D Printing To Give The World A “Helping Hand.” And, e-NABLE alliance and APBLS (Alliance for Project Based Learning Solutions) is a non-profit organization. It is trying to make positive change in the world using 3D printing technology with help of global e-NABLE Community of volunteers, schools, scout troops, FIRST Robotics teams and e-NABLE chapters worldwide.
3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device are created for free using 3D printers by the e-NABLE Community. The community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world.
Teachers, students, engineers, scientists, medical professionals, tinkerers, designers, parents, children, scout troops, artists, philanthropists, dreamers, coders, makers and every day people who just want to make a difference and help to “Give The World A Helping Hand.” are involved in e-NABLE Community.
As e-NABLE is exist worldwide, In NEPAL there is e-NABLE NEPAL active in Nepal. There are three printers available. The Canadian citizens Peter Bryad and Rishi Shrestha are helping to distribute and give training on 3D printed hands in Nepal for 3 weeks
Khushi Shrestha, 7 year old child from Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu have got 3D printed hand. She had lost her hand at birth due to medical conditions.
The concept of this 3D hand originated from the world war time, when many of the fighter lost their hands during the war. The concept was put forward by Australian doctor and then later American citizen Evan Owen, a comedy artist put a video on YouTube about such hand and progress went on making of hand with iron and then new request for baby with plastic hand and a new launch 3D plastic hand by 3D Company. And the company launched the program named e-NABLE and had made lakhs of such 3D hands and distributed them. This project exists in 49 countries worldwide now.
The 3D printed hands are also known as Mechanical hands. These hands weighs less than 100 grams and very flexible to move by children. The original line and length of hand are taken in to measure and designed in CAD. It takes 24 hours to print a 3D hand. And later the printed parts are joined by hands manually fixing filaments, joint rods and nut bolts. These hands are easy to reconstruct if broken or damaged.
The things not to do by the user of these hands are;
1. High heat is not tolerated, so do not try to handle or touch with it.
2. Due to its light weight, you cannot pick up heavy things with it.
3. Hitting & Striking on wall is not good, it can damage the hand quickly.

3 thoughts on “3D Printers in NEPAL for making artificial hands

  1. Durga Bahadur थापा। मध्येबिन्धु -१५, नवलपरासी ,लुम्बिनी नेपाल says:

    मेरो छोरी को जन्म देखी Ringht hand को bodhi औंला सानो अनि केही काम नह गर्ने छ । छोरी अहिले 10 मा पढेकि छिन। उन्को लागि औंला बनाउन सकिन्छ कि नै please मलाई खबर गरि दिनु होला। यदि मिल्ने भये हजुर हरु को ktm को address पनि पठाइ दिनु होला please

  2. मेरो छोरी को दाहिने हात को bodhi औंला जन्मह देखि काम नह गर्ने अनि सानो छ । मलाई help गर्न सक्नु हुन्छ औंला बनाउन

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