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Teen creates 3D printed prosthetics

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-12-14 16:16

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When Gino learned of a young boy in need of a hand prosthesis, he worked with his team to design an affordable hand using a 3D printer. The child’s family was overjoyed. Gino’s low-cost design provided financial and emotional relief. Since that first design, Gino has continued to serve his community through “Hand4Hand,” an affordable 3D printed prosthetics program. With the help of his dedicated partners, Gino has created prototypes of prosthetic hands to accommodate a variety of needs and disabilities, his designs are incredibly popular. To date, the waiting list for Gino’s prostheses totals in the hundreds.

During his 2013 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) exchange, Gino was inspired by a seminar on the innumerable possibilities of 3D printing. Immediately following the exchange, he co-founded Darwin Research, a non-profit that explores using modern technologies, such as 3D printing, to find innovative solutions for pressing challenges.

Gino’s support of people with disabilities is not limited to innovation. He currently works on the #ARGen3D initiative, managed by the Chief Minister’s Cabinet of the Argentine government, to create a dialogue on people with disabilities in the labor force.

Gino leads the production of 3D printed orthopedic prosthetics. He created four different prototypes of 3D printed hands, completing functional, which are being used.

More info: http://www.ginotubaro.com/

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Gino Tubaro, born in 1995, in Argentina, makes low cost 3D printed prosthetic hands.

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