In 2012, a young boy named Liam strapped a crude, clunky, metal contraption to his little arm and bent his wrist down and forced the device to close around a tube – giving him “fingers” on his right hand for the first time in his life and unknowingly, starting what would eventually become a world wide maker revolution in 3D printed prosthetics for children and adults who were born missing fingers or who have lost them due to disease, accident or war.
Because of this determined little boy, thousands of children across the globe – have access to e-NABLE’s 3D printed assistive device tools that can aid them in various tasks that used to be a struggle for them in their daily lives. Simple tasks like holding a baseball bat, holding a cup with one hand and eating with the other, riding a bike with two hands for better balance and so much more.
Last week, Liam received his newest hand from his “Maker,” Ivan.
In the video above, Liam shares his previous prototypes and will now be able to add his new Raptor Reloaded hand to his growing collection!