Designing the Next e-NABLE 3D Printed Hand | 3D Universe Untethered Episode 15

In this episode of 3D Universe Untethered, join e-NABLE co-founder Jeremy Simon and e-NABLE volunteer Bryce Palichuk as they speak with Mike Larson, another e-NABLE volunteer who has a limb difference himself and is helping to design a new and improved 3D printable prosthetic hand.

Learn about the process of testing existing designs, identifying improvements to be made, and working collaboratively with an 11 person team to create the next open-source 3D printed hand and arm design for the e-NABLE community.

This community (e-NABLE) has been doing mostly hand type devices for these past 8-9 years but has since moved into arms, with devices for people who have a functional elbow who can use the elbow to activate a device. Now we even have devices for above-elbow amputees that are shoulder operated with a harness. There are all kinds of new designs evolving.”

Jeremy Simon – e-NABLE Co-Founder
Screen shot of the e-NABLE Hand design team

The team is made up of some of the e-NABLE volunteers who have been around since the very beginning and have extensive knowledge of the work that has already been done as well as new members, actual device users, students and those with CAD experience and a variety of other skills. Getting feedback from device users like Mike during the design and prototyping stage for the new 3D printed hand is essential to making sure the design is functional and works well before it is released to the community.

Sketches of the new e-NABLE 3d printed hand designs

Watch the video below or listen to the podcast to learn more about past e-NABLE designs and the new improvements the team is making for this new generation of e-NABLE devices!

Designing the Next e-NABLE 3D Printed Hand with Mike Larson | Video

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