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How can we put technology at the service of people? That was one of the questions Guillermo Martínez asked himself and found the answer to on a trip to Kenya. 3D printing could help people with arm injuries.
so he was born Ayúdame3D is an entity comprised of a large number of collaborators and 3D ‘makers’ who create and manufacture prosthetics for people from all over the world., thereby allowing them to fend for themselves and improve their employability or schooling. about a second chance for people, given their economic or social conditionsthey would not have access to purchase these devices.
This organization, which has become a world reference in the research, development and distribution of assistive devices produced by 3D printing, Available in over 50 countries and helping over 150 people this yearIt is a whole ecosystem where information is shared and cooperation is ensured. solve problems collaboratively. This is exactly what enables this entity to succeed in its mission of helping the most vulnerable groups. Hundreds of 3D printing experts share their knowledge to produce prostheses according to the needs of each person and deliver them wherever needed.
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At Ayúdame3D they are not just dedicated to the manufacture of prosthetic arms, they also have a network to share their knowledge and expand their range of action.. Thus, they have a entrepreneurship ecosystem A strong social component based on inclusion, accessibility, equality and empowerment.
through this network, train volunteers and connect creators and people who need helpIt promotes technology and social work with the most vulnerable groups, as well as disseminating its mission and values in local organizations and educational and social centres.
In addition to improving people’s lives and health, this project also contributes to the sustainable development of the entire planet. The prostheses are made with PLA, an ecological, renewable and biodegradable plastic derived from plant sources. under certain temperature and humidity conditions. 3D technology also allows these devices to be made from recycled plastic, promoting the circular economy and environmental care.
Thus, the Ayúdame 3D strategy, United Nations Sustainable Development Goalswhich aims, among other things, to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
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