In the United States, there are approximately 1.7 million people living with limb loss. Many of them are children. This statistic is even greater if you take into account the world as a whole. Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit organization that creates affordable prosthetic devices for children. Using 3D printing, the company is able to offer affordable prosthetic arms that are functional and capable of gripping objects. Right now, children without limbs can get arms that look like they belong in The Avengers, but even more options are coming soon.
Today, 343 Industries — the makers behind Halo — announced a collaboration with Limbitless that will see Halo-themed prosthetic devices make their way to children. The studio wrote, "Today we're excited to talk a little bit about one such opportunity, as 343 Industries is proud to announce a collaboration with Limbitless Solutions to provide new Halo-themed, 3D-printed prosthetics to be made available to young heroes."
If you know a child who is missing a limb, be sure to point them towards this organization. There is a lot of stigma attached to amputations, and Limbitless is doing a great job to counteract that.
On a side note, here's hoping that Halo Infinite — the next game in the franchise — lives up to the hype. We want a truly extraordinary single-player and multiplayer game. There are a lot of hints being dropped that it might be an open-world title, though no confirmation has been provided as of yet.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
Sony fans won't care. This idea is really cool by the way.
Well, all fanboys are stupid... But you know what? Bringing your console war bs in a topic like this shows a lot about what you're all about...
Please don't pollute this topic with your console war and fanboy bs.
This is a nice move by 343, let's leave it there...
I hope they don't limit this to only children!
They should sell 3d printed costume at a premium for able people to finance even more prosthetic for the kids...
Awesome, massive step in the right direction and they are pretty damn cool too. A major confidence booster for the children suffering from limb loss.
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