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This 26-Year-Old Engineer Prints 3D Prosthetic Arms for Free for People Living in the Poorest Countries

This 26-Year-Old Engineer Prints 3D Prosthetic Arms for Free for People Living in the Poorest Countries

At just 26 years old, industrial engineer Guillermo Martinez has impacted many lives by making 3D-printed prosthetics free-of-charge for people living in the poorest countries. His compassionate initiative began in 2017 when he purchased a 3D printer for $172. As a pastime, he watched YouTube tutorials on building robots and other devices – and then one day it clicked.

Martinez decided to put his talents to good use and began to build 3D-printed prosthetics. He contacted the NGO Bamba Project and one of the orphanages that operates in Kenya to see if he could help. The need for prosthetic limbs was evident, so he embarked on a journey to Kenya to change lives.



Inspired by the positive impact of his 3D prosthetics, Martinez decided to start his own company, Ayúdame3D that delivers free 3D prosthetic arms to those in need worldwide. The initiative develops collapsible devices that enable the user to grasp and hold objects up to 22lbs. (10 kilograms).

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