e-NABLE 3D printing prosthetic devices

John Schul and Jen Owen

Online global community of 3D printers for making affordable prosthetic devices.

Product description Brand name and product description

e-NABLE 3D printed prosthetic devices are designed by more than 30,000 volunteers from the e-NABLE community, a community created in 2013 to gather 3D printing enthusiasts who are interested in helping to make 3D printed hands for other people. In 2019, approximately 7,000 3D printed hands and arms were created and gifted to children and adults in need in over 100 countries around the world. Various designs can be found in their portfolio, and are constantly provided by the members of the community.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Prosthetics are distributed by the volunteers of the community.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

e-NABLE 3D printable upper limb assistive devices are donated free of charge by volunteers to recipients with a functional wrist. Manufacturing and delivery is also for free. Volunteers can purchase a complete assembly material kit on the shop for the prosthetic of their choice, not including the 3D printed parts. Material cost is around 7.99 USD to 35 USD.

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

People who were born missing fingers and hands or who have lost them due to war, natural disaster, illness or accidents. Children born with amniotic band syndrome.

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