Printhesis started as a project to develop a new prosthetic limb for one girl but resulted in a revolutionary design that’s made more affordable and available thanks to 3D printing. Noticing that the girl had replaced her expensive, heavy fiberglass/titanium limb with simplistic pliers because it was lighter and faster to use, designer Roel Deden recreated the functionality in a cheaper printable solution with the same ergonomics and modularity of her original prosthesis. The price savings? Over $8000!
Designer: Roel Deden