Using 3D Printing to Give A Helping Hand

Jon Schull

with Jon Schull

Founder of e-NABLE

Using 3D Printing to Give A Helping Hand

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Moe and Jon Schull talk about the work being done with e-NABLE using 3D printing to give those in need a “helping hand” and the evolution of the community that’s grown around it.

Enabling the Future

If there’s ever been a testament to Margaret Mead’s call to “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”  it has to be what Jon Schull started with e-NABLE.  Having run across a short Youtube clip in which a South African carpenter shared how he and a partner were able to create a mechanical finger to replace one that he had lost, Schull immediately reached out to him with the hope of leveraging his knowledge to help those in need of a hand or a finger and can’t afford the $30-50K cost of traditional prosthetics.  What followed is a story for the ages, and one that highlights the segment of the world’s population that too often, are overlooked.

  • The first 20 minutes
  • The message that galvanized a worldwide community
  • The evolution of the 3D printed hand
  • Keeping a community – one growing rapidly, collaborative
  • The process of maintaining synchronicity amongst community members
  • The lifecycle of a 3D printed limb
  • A potential solution from e-NABLE for the blind or deaf?