Vietnamese Pilot Receives 3D Printed Bionic Hands
“3D printing and electronics go hand in hand, and sometimes include bionic innovation as well. Recently, one of the most inspiring cases we’ve come across involves the story of a veteran who has lost so much in life—as well as experiencing enormous impacts to his health.
Dinh Van Duong is a former Vietnamese pilot and is also now somewhat reminiscent of The Bionic Man, an iconic TV series many of you may remember from the ’70s. After a terrible plane crash that killed 20 of his soldiers and took his hands and legs, Mr. Duong has continued on despite such unbelievable adversity. Doctors began working with him to create bionic prostheses that would be effective without causing the need for further amputation of the arm. And as the Zortrax team points out in their recent case study, the hands that were 3D printed by 3D Master Company would not cost six million dollars; in fact, they would cost nearly half of what conventional prostheses cost. The team created numerous iterations of the bionic hands in the beginning, with the final prostheses being able to control the hands entirely by thought…”
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