More than half of students from low‑income households
Prosthetic Arm - BioMechanical Engineering
My students need access to a 3D printer in order to work toward developing a low cost prosthetic device.
Gain a hand - open up your life to new opportunities. With so many of our soldiers returning with missing limbs, wouldn't it be smart to find an inexpensive way to replace a missing limb? This is one of our goals - future engineers will make this a reality.
Since we are from an inner-city school, we do not have access to some of the new technologies that exist.
This piece of equipment will allow my students to be trained and skilled on a piece of equipment that will be common once they enter college. My goal is to make these inner-city students more competitive and gain confidence towards entering college.
The main use for this device will be to design and print fingers for prosthetics, but ultimately they will be able to use this to print new wheels and parts for other competitions. To many of these students 3D printing is something that they have may get a chance to see on YouTube, but never actually work with. I hope to provide them with this opportunity.
Most of the students from my school do not think about attending college or do not feel as if they are "smart enough" to compete this the others who apply.
This will allow them to have access to a current technology skill and thus gain the needed confidence to open a door to a brighter future.
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