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Students Create Prosthetic Hand

When 15-year-old Sergio Peralta started school at Hendersonville High School in Tennessee, he was worried that he wouldn’t fit in with the other students because of his hand, which isn’t fully formed and prevents him from using it. An engineering teacher found out about Peralta’s disability, and told him that his peers could build him a prosthetic hand. Using online models and a 3D printer, Hendersonville students created a prosthetic hand that fit Peralta perfectly. The ultimate test was to see if Peralta could catch a ball in his new right hand, which he did successfully. Now, Peralta is excited to show off his new hand at school and says the creation changed his life.

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