Ivania 2.0 is a 3D printed prosthesis that was designed with the intent of taking advantage of the possibilities available to the world of prosthetics.
This piece was inspired by the unique design opportunities only available to a select few. With user defined parameters, each design will be inherently different from the next in style, size, and need. Blending the fields of fashion, jewelry, and prosthetics; Ivania is one of the first prosthetics to work with the concept of a prosthesis as ornamentation rather than purely function.
I was the lead designer for a group of students named Limbitless Solutions located at the University of Central Florida.
Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit organization devoted to building a generation of innovators who use their skills and passion to improve the world around them. We use additive manufacturing to advance personalized bionics and solutions for disabilities. We believe that no family should have to pay for their child to receive an arm. Now we want to lead by example and encourage communities to innovate with compassion.
I helped create the original designs and design work flows that allow for customized 3D Printed assistive devices.
The JD-1 was originally designed far a guitarist name John Denner. This prosthetic hand is the most advanced SLS printed prosthetic hand ever created. The prosthesis leverages SLS technology to comes out of the printer as one fully assymbled object. There is no assembly required, which brings down the production time greatly. It takes only a few minutes of cleaning to be ready to accept internal electronic controllers or mechanisms depending on the users preference.
Designed as next itteration of the JD-1. The JD-2 was created with the the intention of exploreing more of the possibilities avaliable to designers with SLS 3D Printing technolgy.
The mesh structues on the prosthesis are intended to do more than reduce the weight of the object, but have been stragically placed to also be aesthetically pleasing.
The final itteration in the JD line. The JD-3 was designed with the intent of blurring the lines between prosthesis and jewelry. The JD-3 will be a fully articulating prosthetic hand, constructed from an assembly of SLS and metal plated 3D printed parts.
The K-1 is a fully 3D printable prosthetic hand designed to print on desktop FDM printers. The assistive device cost’s around 25 US dollars depending on its scale, and once printed can be assembled with some fishing line and elastic string in less than an hour.
The hand was designed as a collboration between 3DSystems and E-nabling the future. A group of volunteers around the world dedicated helping those in need get prosthetic hands.
I was the lead designer behind one of the Intel Expirence Amazing Projects. The subject of the project was a child named Daniel Hobbs.
Daniel Hobbs practices Judo, plays soccer and basketball, rides his bike and swims. He lives in Spain, speaks fluent English and Spanish and is learning Portuguese. He’s an active 11-year-old whose smile lights up a room.
Daniel’s friends call him “Iron Man” because he wears a prosthetic on his left arm. Although he was born without a hand, he was born at the dawn of the 3D printing revolution, where technology is providing new ways to tackle life’s challenges.