Fab Labs Affordable Connects Disabled to the World
Ok, what is a Fab Lab? They’re small workshops offering digital fabrication for individuals who want to create smart devices for themselves. Fab Labs provide a laboratory for digital technology to invent things that don’t rely on mass production. There are 107 of these labs today that exist globally.
One of the best outcomes from these workshops is they provide digital help for people with disabilities. Worldwide, that accounts for over a billion individuals or 15% of the global population.
There’s a couple of inventions I’d like to share with you that gives you an example of the enormity of their work. Fab Labs connects people with prosthetics to volunteers who use 3D printers to design, print, assemble and tailor the fit to the individual’s specifications. For people with limited use of their hands, a “Sesame Phone” provides a touch-free smartphone.