Grasshopper & ShapeDiver Help Create 3D Printed Prosthetics For Kids!

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<< Some weeks ago we traveled to Madrid, Spain to meet the team behind Autofabricantes and MediaLab Prado. These guys are working on some exciting projects involving all types of 3D printing and parametric design, but the one that really caught our attention was SuperGiz.>>

THE PROJECT

As you'll learn in the video below, SuperGiz is a different type of prosthetic device. It wasn't meant to mimic an exact human hand but rather to be extremely useful at very specific situations, like playing basketball or while eating. You'll also learn about one of the first kids already using a SuperGiz prosthetic, named Hector. 

HECTOR & ISRAEL

For years his father Israel tried searching for viable alternatives that could help his son overcome a genetic challenge until he met the team of Autofabricantes and MediaLab Prado. After several iterations they came up with the SuperGiz concept which they hope can help revolutionize the affordable prosthetic world for many families out there.

THE VIDEO

Without further ado, we hope you enjoy this ShapeDiver video production:


THE MODEL

For those curious, you can check an early version of this SuperGiz configurator down below. The final version is about the be added to Autofabricante's website and we'll update this blog post once it happens.

If you'd like to know more about Autofabricantes, please head to their website here. Or send them an email to info@autofabricantes.org. They'll be more than happy to hear from anyone with ideas and feedback.

If you'd like to be featured in a blog post similar to this, please send us an email to info@shapediver.com and tell us everything about your ideas and/or projects.


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