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E-NABLE: A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT

11-07-2017
E-NABLE: A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROJECT

Founded in 2015, e-NABLE's primary mission is to find adults and especially children who need a device and connect them with people who can make them. Every year in France, more than 300 children are born with agenesis (a limb that does not fully develop before birth). e-NABLE uses 3D printing technology to design, build, and provide assistive devices to underprivileged children.

SII Sophia Antipolis wanted to take on a project that reflected its human values and technical expertise and was above all focused on helping others. That's why we began partnering with e-NABLE three months ago.

How did we become makers?

We completed the steps required to participate in the project, including acquiring a 3D printer recommended by the association so we could make prosthetic hands and arms ourselves.
We then made several prototypes that were submitted to a coordinator and approved. 

We are now one of the association's certified e-NABLE makers, meaning we are able to make prostheses.

SII Sophia is now waiting for the association to connect it with someone in need of a device.