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Smartphones and 3D printing have the potential to bring life-saving medical technology to the masses at a fraction of the cost of conventional medical devices. From the $50 prosthetic hand to bubble wrap's conversion to in vitro diagnostics, here are four stunning examples of advanced medical and IVD technology that cost less than a pair of athletic shoes.Click on the arrow below to learn about the $50 prosthetic that, in some circumstances, outperforms a $42,000 device.

Norbert Sparrow

July 25, 2014

1 Min Read
Medical devices done dirt cheap

Smartphones and 3D printing have the potential to bring life-saving medical technology to the masses at a fraction of the cost of conventional medical devices. From the $50 prosthetic hand to bubble wrap's conversion to in vitro diagnostics, here are four stunning examples of advanced medical and IVD technology that cost less than a pair of athletic shoes.

Click on the arrow below to learn about the $50 prosthetic that, in some circumstances, outperforms a $42,000 device.

— Norbert Sparrow

About the Author(s)

Norbert Sparrow

Editor in chief of PlasticsToday since 2015, Norbert Sparrow has more than 30 years of editorial experience in business-to-business media. He studied journalism at the Centre Universitaire d'Etudes du Journalisme in Strasbourg, France, where he earned a master's degree.

www.linkedin.com/in/norbertsparrow

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