UCF Students Design 3-D Printed Bionic Arm for Boy

Engineering students in Florida designed and built a prosthetic arm for only $350.
1:32 | 07/25/14

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We shake my hand -- -- -- -- There are big days then there are the biggest days like today when you see a six year old get his first football throwing prosthetic arm. -- you hold the microphone. And for the first time in his life Alex -- and hold just about anything and it's all thanks to a group of UCF engineering students. Who designed and built the prosthetic arm they documented just eight weeks of work on video and arm created through three printing. Their cost 350. Dollars really nothing compared to 40000 dollars for the average arm. Team leader Albert minera says he expects it to be a wake up call for big companies making big profits on prosthetics. I hope that people look at these other arms across 40000 dollars -- although they have functionality we can do this for 350 dollars in just eight weeks. I'm sure that we're to keep -- I hope people are said -- these arms should not cost 40000 dollars -- creation may someday change the industry but today it's changed Alex and his family's lives. I don't. I want to. Analysts. And the team actually documented the first to warm hug it made mom's heart melt. I lost an -- tragic. Now it's more emotional begins seeing him all the things you can do it like -- how happy he is and that's that's a lot. On the UCF campus Steve Barrett channel nine Eyewitness News.

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