PostedTuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:19 AM
There aren’t many educational courses that enable students to literally create hands. High school students who attended the University of Oklahoma’s Boeing Engineering Days got to do just that while learning about the world of biomedical engineering.
By the end of the day Saturday, each team of students will have made and tested their own prosthetic hand, with parts created by OU’s own 3-D printers. “What I really want students to get is it’s so accessible,” Rachel Childers, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at OU, said. “With 3-D printers, you can get one for less than $200. You could print this hand at home.”
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