3-D printing

January 6, 2016
3-D Printing dress

3-D Printing hits the Fashion Runway

Good news for all of us who never have anything to wear—3-D printing. Don’t see anything you like in your closet? Print out some knock-out outfits and you will be the envy of all your friends. Sound far-fetched? Actually, this is the reality we’re now living in, and it’s becoming […]
October 21, 2014
mechanical hand

High-Fives All Around — Five Year Old’s New Mechanical Hand Makes Him a Star

Five year old Keith Harris was the most popular kid in his Houston elementary school last week when he showed up with his new space-age prosthetic hand. In yet another amazing development from 3-D printing, Keith, who was born with symbrachydactyly, was able to show off to his classmates the […]
July 21, 2014
New reading device for the blind

The FingerReader: Opening New Worlds for the Visually Impaired

Hot out of the labs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a prototype audio reading device, called the “FingerReader.” The FingerReader fits on the index finger of a visually impaired individual and “reads” to him books or other written material. The FingerReader is equipped with a small camera which scans […]