4.13.15: 3-D Printed Prosthetics For Kids & The Benefits Of Mindfulness
Prosthetic hands for kids are often too heavy and expensive for practical use. On today’s show we’ll hear about a company called e-NABLE that has formed a network of volunteers from across the world to create 3-d printed, low-cost prosthetics with a kid-friendly aesthetic.
Then, for centuries, meditation has been used to quiet the mind and focus attention. Now, modern technology reveals the medical benefits of mindfulness.
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3D Printed Prosthetics Made For Kids, By Volunteers
- Jonathan Schull is Research Scientist in Magic at RIT and founder of e-NABLE, a global network of volunteers using 3-d printing to make prosthetic hands for children.
- If you want to help provide funding to this volunteer network, you can visit the Enable Community Foundation page at the e-NABLE website.
Population Estimates for Animals
- NHPR’s environment reporter Sam Evans-Brown brings us a story on how you go about counting animals that don’t want to be counted.
- Read more about this story here.
The Medical Benefit of Mindfulness
- Dr. Judson Brewer is Director of Research at the Center For Mindfulness at U-Mass Medical School.
- He’s also the featured speaker at Concord Hospital’s Payson Center For Cancer Care’s Anticancer Lifestyle Program on Tuesday, April 14th from 7-8:30 pm at the Concord City Auditorium, where he will present his talk “Please Pay Attention Now, It Could Change Your Brain.”
The Man Who Created the Word Genocide
- Edet Belzberg is an Academy Award-nominated documentary film director and producer. Her film Watchers of the Sky debuted at Sundance last year and is now available on demand. You can watch a trailer for the film, and find out more about Raphael Lemkin, and the four other remarkably courageous people profiled in the film at this link.