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Meet Mir: Pakistan’s First Five-Year-Old to Receive a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

He's the first boy assisted by this remarkable new technology in this area, but he certainly won't be the last.

Neil C. BhavsarJuly 19th 2016

Privilege is an interesting concept. It’s hard to understand whether or not we have it—as like most things in life, it’s all relative. But it’s not hard to see that many in the developed parts of the world don’t often face the same pressures that many in the developing parts of the world face.

A prominent example is Mir Bayyaan Baloch, a five-year-old boy in Pakistan who was born without his right hand. Now, with his father’s resolve and the intervention of Xplorer3D, Viscous.Co, and Bioniks, the revolutionary biomedical 3D printing technology was introduced to the country for its first time.

Mir’s father reached out to Bioniks, who took the challenge of building Mir’s prosthetic hand on as a special project with a Xplorer3D printer.

Mir’s story is meant to serve as a symbol of hope for those who don’t have access to many resources, a hopeful gateway for other children in similar conditions—heralding the entry point for new technologies into a world that isn’t privileged to see them often.

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