High School Robtics Team Builds Robotic Hand for Girl

High School Robtics Team Builds Robotic Hand for Girl

High school robotics team builds prosthetic hand for little girl who can't afford a new one.
(WOOD) A young girl from Cedar Springs, Michigan has received an early Christmas present: A new prosthetic hand.

Harmony Taylor, 4, has a limb difference disorder and was born without a right hand. She quickly outgrew her first prosthetic, and her family couldn't afford a replacement.

The first prosthetic cost $5,000, and Harmony's mother, Melanie Peterman, said insurance wouldn't cover a replacement.

So members of the Grand Rapids West Catholic robotics team built her one.

The team then built a robo-hand, which is made of plastic and elastic cables, reflects Harmony's wrist movements, and is capable of bending, picking up things and even catching a ball.

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