Kylie Wicker was born 9 years ago with no fingers on one of her hands. The unfortunate girl has never had the chance to enjoy the careless childhood she should have, but this is about to change.
A group of 10 teenagers from a high school in Illinois are currently working on a project which will undoubtedly improve Kylie’s life. The students are creating a specially designed hand and are printing it on a 3D printer. The prosthetic hand will consist of fingers and some fasteners, which will allow Kylie to attach the prosthesis to her own hand and to move the artificial fingers. Not only that, but it will also cost less than any other prosthetic hand would. According to Kylie’s mom, artificial hands can cost up to $50,000, but the 3D printed one will remove all those zeros. Since there’s nearly $1 worth of plastic the fasteners will be adding the only additional fee of nearly $5.
Kylie will be able to move the 3D printed fingers by using her own wrist.