3D-printable prosthetics are changing the face of medicine, as engineers and physicians are able to develop prosthetics that are fully customized to the wearer. Consumer 3D printing is leading to an even bigger revolution: “DIY” assistive devices that can be printed by virtually anyone, anywhere. In 2018, NEHIh partnered with e-NABLE to setup a first of its kind 3d printing prosthetics lab. With a vision of providing affordable prosthetics to victims of the insurgency crisis in the North East region of Nigeria.
beneficiaries include, 9-year old Mohammed (A victim of insurgents), ASP James Tumba (Police officer) and Mohammed Jaffar Adamu the local community vigilante who lost his limb following an attack by Shila boys.
e-NABLE is a network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing to give the World a “Helping Hand.” They support the Maker Movement in mechanical hands by bringing together designers, engineers, physicians, 3D print enthusiasts, families and amputees, to create, innovate, re-design and share 3D-printable prosthetics.