The market price for a custom-built prosthesis ranges from $3,000-$100,000 but the PJ Prosthesis costs a fraction of that. Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) is a community of volunteers who have devised a method to manufacture prostheses using 3D printers. Not only has this allowed the production of affordable prosthetic arms that can be personalized to fit the user, TOM's solutions are also open source -- meaning anyone can access them for free.
He'll donate the face shields he'll make in his dorm
Mechanical engineering student Max Seidel returned to the Boston campus with plans to produce face shields for people on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak using a 3D printer in his single room in International Village.
A team of TOM volunteers in Tel Aviv recently created a customizable multipurpose open-source prosthesis, which was developed with the TOM community in Singapore. It was then adjusted for a single Israeli girl who wanted to play the violin, and it is available on the TOM website via free download.
FIU 3D-printing face shields for healthcare workers at Baptist Health
In response to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic, Florida International University (FIU) and Baptist Health South Florida are partnering to 3D-print reusable face shields. The first batch of face shields was delivered on Saturday.
Tikkun Olam Makers Create Products for the Disabled
Over the course of the weekend, over 50 volunteers from Columbia University, joined together with seven TOM Fellows from other universities to work at the Columbia University Makerspace, housed in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, with a group of individuals living with disabilities to create solutions for their unique challenges.