The efforts of two Grace College students to build a prosthetic arm for a four-year-old was the subject of a recent story on WNDU (NBC) in South Bend, Ind. A portion of the story appears below, along with a link to the broadcast story. Click here to read the complete article.
Engineering class builds prosthetic arm for child
For most college students, class projects consist of papers and Power Points.
But for engineering students at Grace College, it means designing and building a life-changing prosthetic arm for one incredible little girl.
“We had no idea the entire pregnancy that Zoe had a limb difference,” said Zoe’s dad, Jeremy Kilgore. “It came as a complete shock to us.”
“We got a call from one of my past principals — I’m a teacher — saying we have an opportunity for Zoe,” added Zoe’s mom, Leah Kilgore.
“Mike and I were having a conversation about this idea of creating a 3D-printed prosthetic for children to help those with limb differences expand their capabilities,” explained Jody Claypool, owner and chief consultant at J.C. Innovations.
The two consults realized it presented a great learning opportunity.
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