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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 • 7:00pm - 9:45pm
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The evening mixer will provide ample opportunity for demonstrations, experiments, and casual as well as focused discussion between vendors and attendees. 

Sponsors and Vendors will be set up with tables and booths for attendees to visit - where they can get more information about their products or services.

We will also have an area set up for people who would like to help assemble hands that will be donated to the local children's hospital or donated to children who are missing fingers in Haiti through the Hopkins Medical Missions team on their next trip to the area. 

Prosthetists and Makers will have a chance to talk to each other and learn from each other.

Families will be able to ask prosthetists questions and get information on how to get 3D printers into their own homes or schools - from the 3D printer company sponsors.

Finger foods and beverages will be provided.

Policy issues will be discussed and preparations for the October 18-19th FDA Regulatory Workshop will be made.


Erik de Bruijn

Co-Founder of Ultimaker, Ultimaker
Erik de Bruijn got his masters degree in Information Management at the University of Tilburg. In the course of his studies he has been implementing the academic teachings into two IT companies, which he co-founded, resulting in dynamic and knowledge intensive companies. The companies almost exclusively profit from use and development of open source software. Erik has a passion for technology, especially technologies that potentially have... Read More →

Dr. Albert Chi

Trauma Surgeon, Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Dr. Chi is a trauma surgeon whose practice includes critical care, trauma and acute care surgery. Dr. Chi also has a background in biomedical engineering and a clincial research focused at improving the lives of individuals with traumatic injuries with an emphasis on motor control. | | Dr. Chi is also commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserves in his dedication to serve our country and help care for the wounded warriors... Read More →

Joel Gibbard

CEO, Open Bionics
I started the Open Hand Project in April 2013 to try and create open-source, 3D printed, robotic prosthetic hands! I've been working on this project full time for around a year and have now started a company called Open Bionics, through which I hope to begin selling these devices next year. | | I'm very keen to meet amputees and get their opinion on prosthetics so come and say hi!

Robert Graboyes

Senior Research - Economics Of Healthcare, Mercatus Center
Robert Graboyes is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in the economics of healthcare. Previously, he was a sub-Saharan Africa economist at Chase Manhattan Bank, a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and an economics professor at the University of Richmond. Twice he was a visiting health care scholar in the Republic of Kazakhstan. He has chaired the National... Read More →
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Monika Jones, Esq.

President, The Brain Recovery Project
Monika Jones serves as Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee and is President and Board Chair of The Brain Recovery Project, where she served as the principal investigator for the NIH research conference grant for the 2014 International Workshop on Brain Plasticity, Hemispheric Specialization, and Neuro-rehabilitation After Cerebral Hemispherectomy. | | In additional to her work with The Brain Recovery Project, Monika maintains a small... Read More →

Albert Manero

Fulbright Doctoral Student, University of Central Florida
I am a Fulbright Scholar studying for a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering. I am specialized in non-destructive testing and high temperature ceramics, applicable for jet engine blades and space planes. Currently I am conducting research at the German Aerospace Center. | | I joined e-NABLE in 2013, and led the Limbitless Solutions Team to develop the first $350 3D printed EMG Actuated Arm Device for Alex Pring. My belief is that we... Read More →

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 →

Jon Schull

Research Scientist, MAGIC RIT
A biological psychologist, inventor, entrepreneur, and human-computer interaction researcher, Jon Schull is the creator of e-NABLE, an online community that designs, customizes and fabricates affordable 3D-printed prosthetic hands for children and adults with missing fingers and hands. | | Created less than a year ago, the community boasts approximately 1300 members and is growing by about 10 percent per week. Schull, eNABLE, and its... Read More →

Sunday September 28, 2014 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Johns Hopkins Medical Baltimore, MD