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To: THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION

3-D PRINTED PROSTHETIC LIMBS

3-D PRINTED PROSTHETIC LIMBS

We want our school children to be allowed to print upper limbs with the use of 3D printing machines as part of their curriculum.

Why is this important?

It will alleviate the pressure for these on the NHS, provide wonderful educational opportunities in IT, Maths and Making/Building for children plus create a positive shift in public attitudes and awareness of those affected by upper limb loss. To do this we want the go ahead for GPs/NHS Prosthetics Depts to work alongside local schools with 3D printers to get these cheap, colourful, funky and working upper limbs made. This would be achieved using free software, on a voluntary basis, at minimal cost. These are not currently available on the NHS, what is available are primitive & cumbersome contraptions that are not at all child friendly - please help us change that by signing this petition.

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Reasons for signing

  • If any of you know of a person who has lost a limb it is easy to see why this printer is a lifeline. Just look at the little girl in the picture who without this 3d printing technology woul not have got such a beautiful new hand.
  • Its about time we moved forward with prosthetics, giving children a better alternative to the NHS's current option.
  • To help other children have the option of an inexpensive and functional alternative to traditional and cumbersome prosthetics.

Updates

2015-07-28 08:29:23 +0100

Abbi has had a new hand made for her and is delighted, without this technology Abbi would have nothing like it available on the NHS, To get this is school would be a huge leap into the future for children to help make and build and distribute to other children all over the world..

2015-07-08 09:54:57 +0100

Tavistock Primary School in Devon have just printed off their first hand. This is an amazing opertunity for youngsters to not just help one another but to be exposed to so much education surrounding a 3D Printer and all it has to offer. Please can you sign and share

2015-05-08 22:14:58 +0100

This is fantastick thank you all for taking the time to sign.. We still need lots more support. Thank you all so much xx

2015-05-06 08:10:50 +0100

We have a movement.. Please keep it all going and share with all your friends. lets get this party started xx

2015-05-03 10:35:56 +0100

Abbi's new hand has helped her to ride her bike so she can distribute her wieght correctly, to hold her dolls and to hold my hand when walking to school. Please help others like Abbi to achive what they want to in order to live their lives independantly like any other person.

2015-04-30 08:34:26 +0100

In the news today Tavistock Times Gazette from page... We done to Tavistock Community Primary Schools headteacher Mrs Selbie who made the decision to start helping others.. The School is buzzing with excitment. The education that this will bring to all the children who will be using it is phenomenal..

2015-04-29 08:44:30 +0100

100 signatures reached

2015-04-29 07:12:59 +0100

The very first of our donated printers has gone into our local school Tavistock Primary Devon. We where delighted to hear they will be the first school in the UK to take up the Printer to work alongside Enabling in America to volunteer to make upper limbs..

2015-04-27 19:55:07 +0100

50 signatures reached

2015-04-27 13:48:12 +0100

https://www.facebook.com/groups/361377254041221/

2015-04-27 13:46:11 +0100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyE55Tzcjhc

2015-04-27 13:32:32 +0100

Please sign and share, Our primary school in Devon has taken receipt of a printer brought from fundraising. They are really excited about printing 3-D printed upper limbs for other people to live life as independantly as they can. The education surrounding the use of a 3-D printer is awsome. The cost to the NHS is minimum compared to a prosthetic made by the normal route via the NHS. Lets get these printing in schools up and down the country, Please help and sign and share. xxx

2015-04-27 11:15:14 +0100

25 signatures reached

2015-04-27 08:45:04 +0100

10 signatures reached