For Dan, who lost his leg in 2004 while serving in Afghanistan, The Fin is a life-changer. This revolutionary prosthetic goes seamlessly from walking to swimming. “The Fin is greatly improving my quality of life and allows me to return to my love of swimming,” Dan says.
Designed and fabricated by Todd Goldstein, PhD, who directs the Northwell Ventures 3D Printing Laboratory, The Fin is the first-ever 3D printed, amphibious prosthetic leg, created using bioprinting. Bioprinting combines the fields of 3D printing and tissue engineering to design and produce implants that use a patient’s own living cells.