Open Source Prosthetics

Founded last year, the nonprofit Open Prosthetics Project applies the ethical and intellectual property foundation of open-source software to the task of building better artificial limbs. The project releases its experimental designs to its website in the public domain, free for anyone to use, forever. Anyone can download the STL files, tinker with them in CAD software, and submit them to a rapid manufacturer, such as a prototyping 3-D printing company.

Read this article from WIRED.

Previously from WNM:

Free Beer, Free Culture. An open business metaphor come alive.;
Open Source Journalism;
With ‘open innovation,’ no idea is left behind

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