Students Build Prosthetic Arm for 6-Year-Old With 3D Printer [Video]

July 28, 2014 6:43 PM

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Engineering students build a six-year-old Florida boy an arm with a 3D printer. The family of Alex Pring has been struggling to find a way to afford a prosthetic limb for the child who was born with a partial right arm. Their struggle ended with Albert Manero and his team of students from the University of Central Florida. Manero and his team built the prototype in only seven weeks and published the blueprints online.

Manero learned of Alex when his mother posted a letter to an online community which is committed to making prosthetic hands. Alyson, the boy’s mother, said in the letter that her son was born without an arm and their insurance would not cover the cost of a prosthetic one. Prosthetics can range as hi...

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