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

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING INFO

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. 

JZ

Jorge Zuniga

Creighton University
Exercise Scientist
Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. Jorge M. Zuniga received a Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of The Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is currently an assistant professor at Creighton University and his main research interests include evaluation of muscle function, neurophysiology, and development of low-cost prosthetics. Dr. Zuniga has authored and co-authored over 50 manuscripts published in peer reviewed scientific journals. The research team he leads at Creighton University developed a 3D printed prosthetic hand for children named Cyborg Beast.

The Creighton University research group is currently conducting a study titled “A Low Cost Mechanical Hand for Children and Adults with Upper Limb Differences”.  The purpose of the current study is to examine strength, muscle morphology, and functionality of a low-cost body-powered prosthetic hand for children and adults with upper limb differences.