Using 3-D Printers for Children with Disabilities

Blog Post created by 793014 Administrator on Nov 18, 2014

A senior psychology student and an assistant professor at Elon University are performing a study in which they are testing the use of a 3-D printer for making toys for children with disabilities. Their theory is that the pieces from the 3-D printer will engage the children with disabilities more than standard puzzle pieces because they can control the size of the pieces from the 3-D printer. The goal of their study is to increase the success of play for children with disabilities.


The first 2 sections of the article focus on the research, while the remainder of the article focuses on 3-D printing technology in general and the specific printer used in the research. The link to the article is below, hope you enjoy!