Westtown students create robotic hand for 8-year-old

Steele Songle was born without a left hand but has never let that hold him back from the thing he loves most – playing sports.

And now, the 8-year-old from Wilmington, who plays lacrosse and golf, swims, skis, and bounces on his friend’s trampoline until the two of them collapse, is getting a bit of bionic help from engineering students at the Westtown School in Chester County.

As part of their design and engineering class, using a 3-D device, the students are making a robotic hand with fingers that can open and close around a lacrosse stick or ski pole.
(…weiter auf articles.philly.com)




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