Project Daniel: Providing Low-Cost 3D-Printed Prosthetic Arms to the Children of Sudan

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Not Impossible Labs teamed up with Intel in order to take on an amazing initiative in Sudan called Project Daniel.

The project utilizes 3D-printing technology in order to print low-cost prosthetic arms for the residents of Sudan, mainly children, who have lost limbs due to war in Sudan.

Head of the project and founder of Not Impossible Labs, Mick Ebeling, got the idea for Project Daniel in 2012 after reading a story about Daniel Omar, a then 14-year-old Sudanese boy who lost both his hands from a bomb.

Ebeling put together a team consisting of the South African inventor of the Robohand, an Australian MIT neuroscientist, a 3D printing company in California, and received support from Intel and Precipart.

Together, the team was able to create 3D-printed prosthetics on consumer-grade 3D printers for merely $100 a piece!

Daniel received his left arm in November and now works in in the 3D printing lab Ebeling set up at a local hospital helping print prosthetic limbs for others in need.

At 2:10 you can see Daniel feed himself for the first time in two years, since losing his arms. It’s a beautiful thing to watch!