An Artificial Robotic Hand Helps Improve Performance In Different Tasks

Some kids are born with Poland Syndrome meaning that the affected hand cannot function normally. The kids with this condition cannot perform various tasks like playing their favorite game. On the other hand, amputees also suffer the same fate following the removal of the hand due to different conditions.

However, there is a ray of hope since such people can harness the affordable 3-D technology to overcome their challenges. The inspiring story of Hailey Dawson’s robotic hand shows that people with artificial hands can also perform various activities like any average person.

Hailey Dawson was born with Poland Syndrome, a rare condition that affected her hand such that it could not function normally. Touched by her situation, the students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ (UNLV) College of Engineering faculty came to her rescue. They designed a 3-D printed robotic hand that helps Hailey to perform an increased number of functions.…

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