Digital records changing lives

Amazing. I’ve often heard of prosthetic limbs and a number of other inspiring objects being 3D printed, and wondered – how does a layman go about constructing something so complex?

Well, it seems Australia’s own Trove has helped in the research side of these developments.

Interestingly, the digital record used by the modern creator in making a 3D prosthetic hand was of a prosthetic from 1845, made of whale bone and pulleys!


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I’m always in awe of what the human mind can accomplish.

You can read the article, and view the record, on the National Library of Australia website.

I can’t wait to see what other wonderful developments 3D printing and open access resources lead to in the future!



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