As It Happens 3D Printing and the $350 Robotic Arm

As It Happens 3D Printing and the $350 Robotic Arm

3D-printed robotic arm for six-year old: $350. The ability to hug mom: priceless. Alex Pring was born missing his right arm from just above the elbow. The cost of a traditional robotic limb, which would have to be replaced as Alex grows, has a hefty price tag. But now, thanks to Albert Manero and his team of aerospace engineering students, Alex can ride a bicycle with both hands — for about the cost of a bicycle. The device is made with a 3-D printer and parts available in hobby stores.

  • 2014
  • 00:06:40
  • 9-12
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Three-dimensional printing [LCSH] Robotics in medicine [LCSH] Robotics [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Technology [LCSH]
Carol Off (Journalist), Jeff Douglas (Journalist)
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