3D printed prosthetic hand helps Kansas boy ride bike – myfox8.com


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SHAWNEE, Kan. — A 3-year-old Kansas boy born without a left hand and forearm is able to enjoy the bike he got for his birthday after a local community college made him a 3D prosthetic hand, KCTV reports.

“We put him on a couple of times,” said Nick Borton, father of Hudson Burton. “We had him try it out and he just didn’t really understand and couldn’t figure out how to ride it.”

Then came the “Fab Lab,” located on the campus of Metropolitan Community College.

Student David Valdez and two instructors were able to use a 3D printer in the lab to create am prosthetic hand to make the process easier for Burton.

It all took less than two days.

“I was so full of joy because I was so happy I could help out someone in the real world,” Valdez said, according to KCTV.

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SHAWNEE, Kan. — A 3-year-old Kansas boy born without a left hand and forearm is able to enjoy the bike he got for his birthday after a local community college made him a 3D prosthetic hand, KCTV reports.

“We put him on a couple of times,” said Nick Borton, father of Hudson Burton. “We had him try it out and he just didn’t really understand and couldn’t figure out how to ride it.”

Then came the “Fab Lab,” located on the campus of Metropolitan Community College.

Student David Valdez and two instructors were able to use a 3D printer in the lab to create am prosthetic hand to make the process easier for Burton.

It all took less than two days.

“I was so full of joy because I was so happy I could help out someone in the real world,” Valdez said, according to KCTV.

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