High school students make prosthetic hand for amputee - New York News

High school students make prosthetic hand for amputee

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Three Texas high school engineering design students created a prosthetic hand for 38-year-old Jayme Sims, who lost four fingers in a wood chipper in January.

Using a 3-D printer, the students constructed the plastic prosthetic for a fraction of the cost of a regular one.

“This will really give me options that I didn’t have before,” said Sims wearing the equipment. “It’s exciting to see where this kind of technology will take not only me, but other people in this kind of situation.”

While the prosthetic hands lack the skill of a modern-day prosthetic, the hand can allow amputees to grasp objects, write and perform other daily tasks.

 

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