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Prosthetists Meet Printers: 
Mainstreaming Open Source 3D-Printed Prosthetics for Underserved Populations
Sunday Sept 28, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD. 


Crowd-sourced collaborative innovation is changing the face of modern medicine. e-NABLE, an online volunteer community of humanitarian technologists is leading the way by designing, building, and disseminating inexpensive 3D-printed prosthetics. 

Come join the e-NABLE organization and thought leaders in medicine, industry and public policy for a ground-breaking, industry-defining event at at Johns Hopkins Hospital that will include the delivery of donated prosthetics to children with upper limb disabilities. 

Help us bring 21st-century technologies, practices, and philosophies to prosthetists, parents, and patients. Help us develop enlightened policy recommendations and strategies in advance of FDA regulatory workshops in October.

Please visit enablingthefuture.org to read about the work we are doing, find open source hand design files to print and peruse the heart warming stories of the children, adults and Veterans who have been gifted these 3D printed hands from a global network of e-NABLE volunteers. 

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Sunday, September 28 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Families and Veterans: Learn To Assemble A 3D Printed Hand

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This workshop is for Veterans, Wounded Warriors and family, friends or parents of children with upper limb differences. During this workshop, you will be able to participate in learning how to create a 3D printed prosthetic device. Hand kits will be available free of charge for those with qualifying upper limb differences (these devices require a palm with wrist motion to activate.)

You will be taught how to assemble and pad the device as well as how to properly fit it to the hand. Each upper limb different participant will be able to take their completed hand home with them.



Peter Binkley

Creator of the Talon and Ody Hand designs.
Peter Binkley is an ESL teacher and jeweler, who has studied and taught massage certification classes, including musculoskeletal anatomy/physiology. He and his son, Peregrine Hawthorn developed the Talon Hand, which is based on the work of Ivan Owen, Richard Van As, and Michael Curry. | | Peter joined the e-NABLE community and has not only continued to improve the "Talon" hand design that he originally created from the first shared files - but... Read More →

Leon McCarthy

First child in the US to create a 3D printed prosthetic with his Father.
Leon McCarthy is the first child in the US to help create his own 3D printed prosthetic device with his father. He is now a member of the e-NABLE team and offers feedback to help the designers and has also started teaching other children in his area about 3D printing technologies.

Ivan Owen

3D Printing Project Manager, University Of Washington Bothell
Mr. Owen is a multi-disciplinary artist, designer and 3D printing enthusiast from Bellingham, Washington. His background in special effects and puppeteering lead to his collaboration with a man from South Africa which resulted in them co-creating a body-powered partial hand prosthesis fabricated using consumer-level 3D printers. All of the research and development for this device was done from their garage workshops. They released the prototype... Read More →


Gregg Dennison

Construction Lead Journeyman, TP Mechanical
My son, Luke, and I are a success story for e-NABLE. I learned everything I know about building hands since becoming a part of this group and have even bought my own printer to help build hands, not only for Luke, but for other individuals in need. I have had several ideas on modifying the hands to bring more variety to all who are in need of these designs.

Frankie Flood

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Frankie Flood is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he teaches in the Jewelry & Metalsmithing area and oversees the Digital Craft Research Lab at UWM. Flood is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Master of Fine Art degree in Metalsmithing. Frankie Flood’s interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of... Read More →

Peregrine Hawthorn

3D Printed Prosthetic User, Americorps
Peregrine Hawthorne is a 20 year old 3D printed prosthetic user who was born with no fingers on his left hand. His father, Peter Binkley, created the "Talon" hand design for him after seeing a video on youtube of the original design - and modified it for Peregrine. | | Peregrine is a member of the Americorps and uses his 3d printed hand for various tasks, such as lifting heavy boxes, helping to build houses, tearing out black berry bushes and... Read More →

Paul McCarthy

First parent to create a 3d printed prosthetic hand for his son in the US.
Paul McCarthy is a father from the US who downloaded the free files for the original 3D printed hand - and set about to create a device for and with his son Leon. Together they have created various devices, offered feedback for the e-NABLE team of designers and have started teaching other children about 3D technology and what it can do.

Jen Owen

3D Printer Project Manager, University of WA Bothell
Jen Owen is e-NABLE's "Voice." - She writes the blog posts, keeps the Facebook and Twitter pages current, and communicates on a personal level with parents of children recipients and their families by keeping in touch with them, checking on progress and making sure everyone is sending feedback for the design teams so they can know how to make these designs better! | | She is also a professional photographer and the wife of Ivan Owen - who is one... Read More →

Alina Dragu Simon

e-NABLE Volunteer, Director of Operations with 3D Universe, and Artist
Alina works with her husband, Jeremy Simon, as Director of Operations for 3D Universe. In addition to handling business operations, she regularly does the assembly of e-NABLE prosthetic devices and communicates with recipients and parents that are in need of devices.

Sunday September 28, 2014 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Johns Hopkins Medical Baltimore, MD