A Helping Hand

Improving the quality of life for people far too young to come to campus is the focus of one of Carolina’s newest student organizations. The Helping Hand Project, launched in 2015, features a group of about 40 students who use 3-D printing to make prosthetic devices for children and adolescents born without fingers. The group can make a prosthetic hand for about $20 — far less than the thousands of dollars the devices can otherwise cost — making it possible for parents to update the prosthetic as children grow up.

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