Humanos3D

Humanos3D 

Using 3D printing technology to radically change the lives of those in need in Colombia.

Over 11,400 people in Colombia have been victims of landmines

1,124 of whom are children, and it remains the second most mine-affected country in the world. While a peace process is underway and mine clearing operations are in being undertaken, Humanos3D works to help some of those affected most tangibly by the civil war.

We provide free 3D printed assistive devices to people in need in Colombia

Founded in May 2017, Humanos3D (previously known as e-NABLE Medellín) is a non-profit organisation with big ambitions: we provide free, 3D printed, personalised assistive device limbs to children and adults that need them. Our aim is not only to help them regain their independence, but also to boost their confidence and help them reintegrate into wider society.

What we do

Using 3D printing technology allows us not only to save on costs, but also to produce quality assistive devices in just 2 weeks. With the help of local doctors, engineers, and volunteers, we have been able to provide personalised assistive device hands, arms, and assistive devices to people in Colombia. However, many children and adults all over the country remain without an assistive device that could drastically change their life.

With your help, we hope to transform the lives of many more people.

Humanos3D is about boosting self-confidence

Gaining back the use of a limb can have a profound impact on the quality of life, education, and ambition of a child. For an adult, an assistive device limb can mean regaining the self-esteem and independence to return to a normal routine without reliance on anyone else. These are invaluable parts of life that we want to help people reclaim.

As well as helping victims of the armed conflict and other amputees, we also give a helping hand to people who were born in need of an assistive device, but have been unable to get one.

Read stories of the people we helped

Sergio

Sergio

Sergio is a 9 year old boy with a wonderful spirit. He came to us hoping to find a prosthesis that looked like the claw of a dinosaur, he also came to us with images and photos of some of his favourite dinosaurs. To make sure Sergio felt comfortable and safe, our...

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Luz Marina

Luz Marina

Luz Marina lost her arm almost 50 years ago, whilst fighting for workers rights. She is still an active social leader today, helping to improve her community, even though she is fully aware of the risks that are involved. One of the reasons why Marina wanted to...

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Carlos

Carlos

Carlos is a 21-year-old boy, who tragically lost his arm when he was bitten by a snake. Due to the poor medical system and the remoteness of where Carlos lives, the bite became infected. Carlos did not receive the medical attention he needed at that time, so his arm...

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Maria Isabel

Maria Isabel

6-year-old Maria Isabel’s family contacted e-NABLE Medellín about building an arm that would alleviate the effects of her disability, a defect that she was born with. Despite living around 8 hours away, on the coast, Maria Isabel and her family were able to make it to...

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Give us a hand, and we promise to give many more!