Ten years ago Neil Gershenfeld, professor of media arts and sciences and the founder and director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA), began an outreach project that has grown into a global program for empowering local invention, engineering education, and entrepreneurship. He developed self-contained fabrication shops equipped with the latest rapid-prototyping equipment - laser cutters, computer-controlled milling machines, 3-D printers, and so on - that could be easily installed anywhere in the world. Since then, hundreds of what came to be called Fab Labs have been installed in dozens of countries, and last August thousands of the labs’ users and operators gathered at MIT for a 10th-anniversary conference.
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Ron, a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel, has always been physically active and an avid marathon runner. In 2012, he began to suffer pain in his left knee brought on by severe osteoarthritis (OA). He tried to manage the pain, but eventually, it became so severe he was forced to stop running, and also struggled to enjoy his other hobbies like riding his motorcycle. Even activities that were once routine - standing, squatting, kneeling, carrying heavy items - became difficult.