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Keynote: Transforming Life Through 3D Printing

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‘Creativity is key to innovation. It’s up to you to use it as a tool’

Easton takes us through his journey from teen hobbyist to the founder of Unlimited Tomorrow by age 19; a company developing prosthetic limbs, powered by facial expression, muscle detectors and brain waves. Using 3D printing technology, Easton has been able to produce a fully functioning limb for $350, instead of 80K, making this medical device much more affordable to the average person. His technology is open-sourced in the spirit of allowing anyone to access and customise it to suit their own situation.

Easton believes that ‘Curiosity is everything,’ and encourages us all to leverage ours as a tool, to motivate us and to ask the right questions in our quest to innovate.

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Easton LaChappelle

Easton LaChappelle

CEO and Founder of Unlimited tomorrow

At the age of 14, Easton made his first robotic hand using LEGOs, fishing wire, and electrical tubing. Since then, he's advanced to a 3D­ printed brain­ powered robotic arm, and has worked at NASA on the Robonaut project developing a new tele­robotic interface. 

At 18, Easton LaChappelle founded his own company, Unlimited Tomorrow, which is pursuing advanced robotics with the goal of creating a positive impact. Unlimited Tomorrow's philosophy is to keep the user first, and to provide extreme technology at an affordable price. The company is also creating open source robotic arms that can be used from prosthetics to a robotics learning platform. 

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