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Limbitless Solutions 3D Prints Bionic Arm for 10-Year-Old Cheerleader

by • March 16, 2016 • No Comments

It is no secret which 3D printing is a terrific tool for the production of prosthetics, but one non-profit organization of Central Florida, named Limbitless Solutions, is bringing 3D printed prosthetics to the following level by creating personalized bionics. Limbitless Solutions, I’m proud to say, is a student group based out of my alma mater, the University of Central Florida. They’ve assisted kids become superheroes with their 3D printed bionic arms, and have actually discovered their work on the 2016 New York Fashion Week runway. Now, the non-profit group has created a 3D printed bionic arm for ten-year-old Julianna Linton, an avid cheerleader who had lost her left arm above the elbow for the reason of a congenital amputation caused by the unlucky amniotic band syndrome.

Julianna is now the 15th child to obtain a 3D printed bionic arm of Limbitless Solutions, who provides these personalized prosthetics to the children at no cost. The group was discovereded by aerospace engineering student Albert Manero, who is may already pursuing his PhD at UCF. The 3D printed bionic arm is created with the UCF logo and colors in tact, producing it additional than just a bionic prosthetic, but in addition a part of her cheerleader uniform.

After Julianna practiced with her bionic arm for the initially time, she had a cheer clinic put on for her at the Bright House Networks Stadium. Julianna was in addition donaten a tour of the UCF campus with the university’s cheerleading squad, led by coach Linda Gooch. Upon receiving the arm, Julianna proceeded to perform 20 cartwheels in front of a pleased, supportive crowd. Her parents, Clark and Kathleen Linton, seem to ponder which this is just the beginning of a improved life for their daughter.

“If there are 10,000 things someone with two arms can do, Julianna can may already do 9,900,”said Clark Linton. “We’ve always focused on what she can do, not what she can’t. I ponder this new arm can donate her the opportunity to do actually additional. The innovation is advancing so quickly, Julianna has a accident to grow with the innovation which may assist her later on in life and won’t limit her career opportunities.”

Limbitless Solutions is pushing the message which Julianna, and other girls and boys with much like disabilities, truly have no limit to what they can attain. Their 3D printed bionic arm prosthetics have not just provided a handful of children with an enough assistive device, but have created them the center of attention in the many positive way possible.

Julianna Linton 3D printed cheerleader arm Limbitless-Solutions.org and KTCrabbPhotography.com with Albert Manero

Limbitless Founder Albert Manero. Photo credit: Limbitless-Solutions.org and KTCrabbPhotography.com

“We want children to understand, especially girls, which there are no limits,”said Manero. “We want them to dream big and and so go after it. That’s quite significant. You can be smart, attractive and sturdy and do it all here at UCF.” I’ll admit I haven’t felt much school spirit since graduating back of UCF back in 2012, but Limbitless Solutions pretty makes me feel proud to be a Knight!

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