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How 3-D-Printed Prosthetic Hands Are Changing These Kids’ Lives

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Traditional prosthetics can cost thousands of dollars and need to be replaced as children grow. A group of volunteers is using open-source technology and 3-D printers to provide free prosthetic hands for children and adults who need them. In this short from filmmaker Charlie Nordstrom, learn about e-NABLE, the organization behind the idea. Hear from Kieran, a child whose life has been improved by the device, and see the whole process unfold at Autodesk, a creative workshop in San Francisco.

Charlie Nordstrom: https://vimeo.com/charlien

e-NABLE: http://enablingthefuture.org/

Autodesk: http://www.autodesk.com/

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