Artful 3D-printed prosthetics help amputees return to normal lives

San Francisco-based Bespoke Innovations wants to bring humanity and self-esteem back to people who have suffered traumatic limb loss.

Using a 3D scanner, Dennis Weikel is having the lower half of his body scanned and a mirror image is created. The data is then sent to a laser-powered 3D printer and a custom-fitted prosthetics is produced. It can also be adorned with fashion-oriented materials like wood, metal, cloth, and leather. It’s the first step towards getting a new type of cover for his prosthetic leg. He hopes it will finally allow him to stop hiding the fact that he is an amputee.

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