Smartprinting planned a strategic partnership with FunMove, a Korean NGO which has developed a 3D printed bionic hand and has improved version of Galileo hand under development, to participate in the open-source humanitarian work of giving free prosthetics to the underprivileged population of India and to provide technical assistance to make new and better designs, new designers, and new educational opportunities available to volunteers, recipients, and students.
FunMove will send a team of Biomedical and Robotic system engineers to India to share the Flexi hand technology with their counter parts in India.
Smartprinting will make the Flexi hand available to patients in India and forward their feedback about any improvements required to FunMove. Smartprinting will also make the hand and its technology available for any Indian Maker, Innovator, Tinker and Engineer who wishes to improve on the hand. The company will work closely with anyone who likes to contribute as a volunteer for this noble cause.
Smartprinting will collaborate with FunMove to improve on the design of the Flexi hand and work closely with the Galileo Hand. The design of which is freely, publicly-shared, customizable for sizing and optimized for printing on any low-cost FDM printers. Funmove and Smart printing will publish a video tutorial on how to 3D print and assemble the Flexihand/Galileo Hand and work with the electronics required for the hand, to encourage and support greater community participation.
Smartprinting will act as a facilitator for any Indian university, Company, NGO or private individual who would like to setup a 3D printing lab and print open source 3D printed prosthetics In India.
Smartprinting and FunMove will collaborate to develop free learning materials for formal and informal educators, introducing and facilitating 3D design and printing relating to FunMove’s mission of sharing 3D-printed assistive technologies In India.