High schoolers gift a 3D hand to kid

  • A boy of 9-year-old, who doesn't have fingers on one hand was gifted a new hand from Illinois high school students. Reports indicate that the students are printing the prosthetic device in 3D that happens to work through wrist movement. 

    Kylie Wicker's mother said that prosthetics can cost up to $50k, but the total price of this one would probably be $5. "There is maybe $1 worth of plastic, and it costs a couple of bucks for the fasteners," the engineering teacher in charge of the project said. 

    The Rockford Register Star said Kylie is now excited to catch a ball and do the "monkey bars."

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