3-D print technology providing 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox of Los Alamitos never thought she needed a left hand.
After all, she couldn't remember losing hers to compartment syndrome when she was 9 months old.
But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a 3-D printer, that was different.
Particularly when she got to pick the colors — her favorite pink, blue and purple.
The blond-haired little girl declared it "really cool" as she watched it being printed out in plastic Monday at Build It Workspace, a 3-D printer studio.
She planned to try it on Tuesday.
Build It Workspace owner Mark Lengsfeld says such low-cost technology is revolutionizing prosthetics.
The hand will cost Faith's family only $50.
She'll wear it surfing and bike riding.