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She Needed an Arm. So These Students 3D Printed a Frozen-Themed Prosthetic One – TIME

by • June 29, 2016 • No Comments

It was only a few hours after finishing the third grade, as she kicked off her summer vacation, that Karissa Mitchell, 9, became part Disney Princess.
The Stillwater, N.Y., girl was born without a right hand and missing many of her wrist. So students at Siena College gifted her an ice-blue prosthetic arm modeled off the film Frozen. Physics majors at the school turn it intod and utilized the school’s 3D printing device to turn it into the prosthetic arm, that has fingers that open and close by bending the elbow. By means of create files created on the market online by Enable the Future—a volunteer network that helps get free prosthetics to folks in need—students printed pieces for an arm to perfectly fit Karissa, fish with a removable Olaf light to match her favourite character of her favourite film.
“It’s awesome!” Karissa said after getting the arm.
“Karissa quite identifies with Elsa for the reason she knows what it’s like to be various of everyone else,” Karissa’s mother said in a video put out by the school. “She does not want to be seen as various, that has created her incredibly determined to do things as well, if not advantageous, than others.”


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