Wash U students create prosthetic arm using 3D printer

ST LOUIS- Sydney Kendall cannot wait to begin her high school career on Thursday.

"I can't wait for people to see my new arm," Kendall said at Shriners Hospital today.

Kendall's new prosthetic arm will likely be a topic of discussion far beyond her high school and well beyond the boundaries of St. Louis.


For the second time, students at Washington University created a robotic, prosthetic arm for the Chesterfield 14-year-old using a 3D printer.

In a collaboration with Shriners Hospital, the Washington University students built a light-weight plastic prosthesis that costs just over $100. Typical prosthetic arms can cost as much as $6,000.

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