UF students demonstrate prosthetic arms for kids
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida students demonstrated prosthetic arms designed for specific tasks on Saturday. Forming a group called "GRIP", UF students with a background in science and engenieering decided they could help children and teens with limb defieciencies by 3D printing devices designed to help with specific tasks such as fishing or even playing the guitar.
Taking over Camp Crystal Lake, children from around the country attended an event put on by the organization "Hands to Love", an organization that dedicates itself to children with limb differences. GRIP presdient Dale Gaines explained that the group was invited to the event and found that he was making a significant impact. "Its really impactful and I think alot of the time we can aim to improve their quality of life," Mr. Gaines said.
Michael Clarke, a senior set to graduate high school in Tampa, spent the day mentoring a younger child with a limb defiency and said that he planned on remaining involved with the group for the rest of his life. He said that even though he was unrelated to the child he was mentoring he felt that he was still, "a big brother".
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