Father 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand For His Son For Just $10

Two years ago, Paul McCarthy set out to find a functional yet affordable prosthetic hand for his son Leon, who was born without fingers on his left hand. Thanks to 3D printing, no doubt one of the most innovative technologies in modern times, McCarthy was able to find detailed instructions online and create a 3D printed prosthetic hand for his son.

Traditionally a prosthetic for this application would have run in the $20,000-$30,000, but incredibly this dad was able to massively improve his son’s life for only $5-10 dollars in materials.

Cost aside, the other major benefit of 3D printing in this application is the fact that the design can be constantly improved on and updated for nearly free, and when Leon outgrows his current hand, newer larger versions can be easily made.

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