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Assistive Device, K-2

This is a Assistive device. It was designed by Evan Kuester and manufactured by 3D Systems.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Evan Kuester as part of Access+Ability.

It is dated 2016. Its medium is sls 3d-printed nylon 12.

3D printing may well be the future of prosthetics. Among the benefits of products produced using this technique is that they are lightweight and can be customized for the individual, offering many more choices. Most prostheses are quite expensive and most lack the ability to control fine motor skills. Designs like these also have a "cool factor," adding to their appeal.

It is credited Lent by Evan Kuester.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 23 × 8 × 8 cm (9 1/16 × 3 1/8 × 3 1/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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