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    Posted October 13, 2014 by
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    The maker movement: Robotics

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    UNC-Chapel Hill student gives child 3D printed prosthetic hand


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     kleighru calls college student Jeff Powell's work on 3-D printed hands a possible 'catalyst for the future of prosthetics.' She said Powell worked on the project all summer, and through trial and error, he found an efficient, cost-friendly way to print them.
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    Jeff Powell, a UNC-Chapel Hill biomedical engineering student, is using 3D printers at UNC to print prosthetic hands for children.

    Holden Mora is the first child in Chapel Hill to receive one of the hands. Powell wants to start a nonprofit organization that raises funds for children like Holden, whose hands are deformed.

    Watch the video above to learn more about the project.

    If you know a child in need of a prosthetic hand, or would like to help the cause, email Jeff Powell: jeffp@live.unc.edu.

    You can learn more about Holden and his family here: http://www.chartnc.com/
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