Need A Hand? There’s A Printer For That

As a trauma surgeon with a background in biomedical engineering, Albert Chi is on the forefront of designing high-tech artificial limbs, or prostheses, that allow patients to move individual fingers just by thinking about them. Thus he was troubled to have little to offer the parents he met several months ago at the Kennedy Krieger Institute—parents whose children were born with limb deficiencies and whose insurance companies declined to pay $50,000 for a prosthesis that would only fit the growing kids for a few months.
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