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e-NABLING the Future At Attea Middle School

What is e-NABLING the Future?

"The e-NABLNG Community is an amazing group of individuals from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to create free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need of an upper limb assistive device.

They are people who have put aside their political, religious, cultural and personal differences – to come together and collaborate on ways to help improve the open source 3D printable designs for hands and arms for those who were born missing fingers or who have lost them due to war, disease or natural disaster.

The e-NABLING Community is made up of teachers, students, engineers, scientists, medical professionals, tinkerers, designers, parents, children, scout troops, artists, philanthropists, dreamers, coders, makers and every day people who just want to make a difference and help to “Give The World A Helping Hand".


e-NABLING the Future at Attea Middle School

Glenview School District #34


During the 2017-2018 School year, 7th and 8th-grade x block students learned how to 3D print and assemble upper limb devices with the eventual goal of providing a device to individuals in need of a prosthetic hand. Students not only created hands, but practiced the dispositions needed to participate in the e-NABLE program such as resilience, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, empathy, and problem-solving. It was a great learning experience for both students and teachers.the for hands assemble

Attea in the News:  NBC , WGN, ABC, Glenview Lantern 

We Delivered our First Hand

Sizing His Hand

In August 2018, 12 Attea student created e-NABLE hands were shipped to the Centro de Protesis and Terapia Fisica in the Dominican Republic to be used as models for staff training.



"Centro de Prótesis & Terapia Física is a nonprofit organization providing prosthetic legs and arms to those who have lost lower and upper extremities. They also provide counseling for people with traumatic amputations and physical therapy for amputees and special needs kids living in highly precarious conditions of the Dominican Republic at no cost. They provide prosthetics, counseling and therapy care to all without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religión, age, marital status, disability or national origin. The Centro de Protesis & Terapia Fisica has been created to serve amputees and special needs kids to make this world a better place to live. Their vision is to restore bodies and rebuild lives as the leading prosthetic and physical Center of the Dominican Republic, recognized for the passion of our people as partners in providing quality and innovative care in every community we serve."

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