With a prosthetic 3D-printed arm, a child with a missing limb can feel even better than just being a normal kid again—they can be anyone they want to be.
Peter Graven is a science teacher for a class of eighth grade students in Wisconsin and decided to embark on a project that would educate and empower kids in his own classroom. With the help of DonorsChoose, the 'Hand Project' introduced the kids to 3D printing for the purpose of supplying one five-year-old child with a new prosthetic arm.
Rather than just getting an ordinary prosthetic, the kids created a custom Spiderman-inspired prosthetic for the young Dante Mercado. In addition to featuring the identical color scheme of the superhero's suit, the usable strings that control the fingers mimic the webs shot out by the comic hero.
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A Group of Eighth Graders Created This 3D-Printed Arm for a Child
- By: Laura McQuarrieJul 9, 2015