As 3D printing technology grows, more and more people will be able to use this technology. The people who created this prosthesis chose to make the plans for the Hero Arm open source. As a result, rather than making money off this amazing innovation the creators are helping people who might not otherwise be able to access this life-changing technology.
The world is full of stories about altruism like this. Have you heard about the students who worked for years to remove plastic bags from their homeland? Similarly, what about this company that’s supporting Mexican farmers and bringing amazing tortillas to fine dining?