Here is a story where compassion, technology, and art meet to create something beautiful. e-Nable is an organization that designs affordable 3D-Printed prosthetic hand add ons for those in need. Aaron Brown, an e-Nable volunteer, thought of making a colorful prosthetic hand with a set of claws that can be attached with Velcro.
“The Comic loving nerd inside of me (along with some Facebook friends) said there is no way I can make a Wolverine hand without CLAWS,” Aaron wrote, “So I modelled some in Sketchup the morning before the MakerFaire, printed ’em, spray painted ’em silver and velcro’d ’em on there. Turned out pretty darn cool!”
He also writes, “The major holy wow! That’s awesome!” response the Wolverine hand received at the makerfaire, has totally inspired me to build more themed hands. People’s faces just LIT UP! The kids went crazy over it. And don’t worry…the claws aren’t sharp! They are rounded plastic and just stick on and off with velcro…we don’t need to cut off more fingers just to promote e-NABLE!”
Aaron is looking to expand his target audience to include adults, particularly war veterans.