Browsing Tag: 3D printing

Miniature, lab-engineered “organs” create “body on a chip”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24125678 The US Department of Defense and Wake Forest University are developing miniature human organs with 3D printers to enable better drug testing. The 2-inch “body on a chip” would be a testing ground for understanding how the human body might react to dangerous diseases, chemical warfare agents and new drugs intended to defend against biological or chemical […]

Crowdfunded, 3D printed “Robohands” provide dexterity to children with out fingers

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/06/18/191279201/3-d-printer-brings-dexterity-to-children-with-no-fingers A Robohand is a customized, fitted set of mechanical fingers that open and close to grasp things based on the motion of the wrist.  When the wrist folds and contracts, the cables attaching the fingers to the base structure cause the fingers to curl.  Nearly all the parts of a Robohand are 3D printed […]