A 3D printed arm for Aristide


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Model of The RIT Arm v2

Few month ago, I was told the story of Aristide. Due to a congenital disease, Aristide is born without arms nor legs. He is now 9 years old. He lives in Senegal where it is difficult to get help with such a complicated pathology. It is already hard to have access to simple leg prosthesis so thinking about a patient specific bionic arm was completely out of the question. Fortunately, the rising of 3D printing methods allow for the realization of relatively simple custom prosthesis. Several examples can be found ranging from the simple shape to futuristic bionic arms a la Star Wars.

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