EnableUC is an organization founded and operated by BME students and advised by Dr. James Lin.
This group recently gained publicity in the USA Today as a result of their charitable works for Cincinnati youngsters in need of prosthetic limbs. Because children outgrow costly devices, this group uses 3D printing to fabricate a plastic replacement for under $20.
UC students find a patient or a patient finds them, often through relationships with UC Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. To date, the group of about 30 students has built 42 prosthetic hands and assistive devices.