Join us on the evening of May 13 for a conversation with Easton LaChappelle, an innovator who was featured in our 2015 exhibition, Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future.
Easton made his first robotic hand out of LEGOs, fishing wire and electrical tubing when he was 14. With his gradual improvement, the hand turned into an arm and advanced to a 3D-printed brain-powered invention that he could operate with his mind. After an encounter with a 7-year-old girl at a science fair whose prosthetic arm cost $80,000 (and would need to be replaced when she outgrew it), LaChappelle was inspired to turn his prototype into a practical and affordable device.
At 18, Easton founded his own company, Unlimited Tomorrow, to commercialize this technology and bring it to the masses. Unlimited Tomorrow’s philosophy is to keep the user first and to give extreme technology at an affordable price. By using new technologies such as 3d printing, 3d scanning and AI, it allows Unlimited Tomorrow to create a product that’s better, faster and more affordable than anything in the market.
We’ll be talking to Easton about his early achievements, his career path since high school, the company he has founded, and what drives him to do the work that he does.How might we curate and design exhibitions that multisensory, interactive, and immersive experiences for visitors of all backgrounds and abilities?
From free to $10
About Easton LaChappelle
Easton LaChappelle is the Founder and CEO of Unlimited Tomorrow. After years of developing robotic limbs, he met a small girl at a science fair who had an expensive and limited prosthetic device that changed how he thought about technology. Easton has spent the last six years, creating a cutting-edge artistic approach to developing personalized prosthetic technology while building innovative delivery mechanisms and business models to create a scalable and affordable solution for all of those in need.