Illinois High School Class Makes 3D Printed Hand For Girl
5/4/2014 8:56:26 AM
A nine-year-old born without fingers is getting a helping hand from an Illinois high school class. Kylie Wicker is getting a new prosthetic hand from the engineering class at Boylan High School in Rockford. Mikey Rodriguez is one of the students involved in the project.
The class was approached by Kylie's dad, who read that 3D printing technology could fabricate plastic fingers that could help his daughter grasp a drink or ride her bike. The price is right, too. A normal prosthetic usually costs 50-thousand dollars, while the 3D printed plastic hand has a materials cost of around five dollars.