Exceptional. Awe-inspiring. These are just some of the adjectives that have been used to describe Easton LaChappelle, a 19-year-old Colorado teenager whose determination and drive may change the world of robotics and prosthetics for the better.
When LaChappelle was just 14, he made his first robotic hand. He didn’t have proper equipment, so he used LEGOs and fishing wire. He didn’t have a lab, so he built his creation in his bedroom.