For many, a “helping hand” is supposed to come from the government, especially when it comes to things related to health care. But innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship are proving that this is not always the case.
In the video below, University of Rochester Professor and e-Nable founder Dr. Jon Schull shows how invention and crowdsourcing are creating prosthetic arms for those in need. He reveals how e-Nable, a global community of individuals who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D-printed hands and arms, has successfully matched providers to those with missing limbs across the globe.
Not only are the prosthetic arms massively improving the quality of life of kids in need of limbs, but they are also making them feel like superheroes. There aren’t many government assistance programs that can make that claim.
As Dr. Schull puts it, “Digital humanitarians collectively are a serious force to be reckoned with.” And they’re delivering much needed health care without the long arm of government.