An Affordable 3D-Printed Robotic Prosthetic for Children With Missing Arms

“I’m actually gonna use my arm so I can high five so many people. 106.”

A recent episode of Veritasium looks at the work of students at the University of Central Florida who are using 3D-printing technology to build affordable robotic prosthetics for children without arms. Host Derek Muller speaks with Alberto Manero, an engineering student who works on the project, as well as Alex, a young recipient of one of the arms.

The students are working with The Collective Project sponsored by Microsoft OneNote to help fund innovative community-driven student projects. The Collective Project has also produced a short video showing Manero’s work on the artificial arms.