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3D printed prosthetic hand - prototype

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0681

Scope and Contents

This 3D printed prosthetic hand prototype was created at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) by research scientist Jon Schull. Schull was able to initiate the formation of a group called e-NABLE, described on their website in this way: "The e-NABLE Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device." (from, retreived 8/14/2017)

This hand bears similiarities to the prosthesis created for Lucas LeMay, and also resembles several of the earlier e-NABLE models. This prototype may have been gifted to RIT president William Destler at some point, as it was transferred to Archives from his office upon his retirement.


  • Creation: circa 2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

John Schull is a research scientist at the Rochester Institute of Technology's MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction, Creativity) Center. He is an active participant in the e-NABLE community.


1 Box(es) (One medium lid box)




This 3D printed prosthetic hand prototype is fully articulated and made from 3D printing plastics, latex, cord, and velcro. It is sized to fit a child's hand, and probably constructed to be operated by wrist movement.


There is one item in this collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the RIT Archive Collections by the office of RIT president William Destler upon his retirement.

Accession number(s): 2017:037

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Ella von Holtum in August 2017.

3D printed prosthetic hand - prototype
RIT Archive Collections
Ella von Holtum
7 August 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA