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Rose-Hulman Students Give Kindergartner Chance At Mobility

Last updated on Monday, May 16, 2011

(TERRE HAUTE, IN) - An Indiana kindergartner born with arm deformities has new chances at mobility because of a project by students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

According to the Tribune Star, three Rose-Hulman Biomedical Engineering students designed a joystick-operated prosthetic arm that will allow Clinton kindergartner Michael Amerman to have greater range of motion and dexterity.

The central elementary school student is missing both forearms and has two fingers on each hand.

The device fits onto his upper arm and serves as a robotic forearm with pincers on the end.

Michael's fingers can operate the joystick to control the pincers.

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