Students Use 3-D Printer To Produce Prosthetic Arm For $200

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  1. noZme

    noZme Active Member

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    The possibilities are endless!

    A trio of biomedical engineering students at the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) managed to build a 13-year-old girl a robotic prosthetic arm using a 3-D printer. Incredibly, the robotic arm cost a meager $200 to make; normally a prosthetic would set you back a minimum of $6,000.



    http://www.iflscience.com/technology/students-use-3-d-printer-produce-prosthetic-arm-200


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  3. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    I am constantly amazed at the stuff technology comes up with each year. We are moving at such a fast pace technologically.

    These students are to be applauded. Technology is nothing without bright inquisitive minds to question "what if?"
     

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