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Saturday, May 6 • 10:30am - 11:00am
The Playful Prosthetic LIMITED

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Access to prosthetic devices has increased due to the advent of 3-d printing and other inexpensive prototyping platforms. This prompted a boom in the fabrication of 3-d printed hands and arms for children and teenager, allowing for the easy replacement of parts as the recipients grow or damage their devices. However, recipients are asking for more specialize, custom devices to play and be involved with sports. Our student organization, GRiP, developed the playful prosthetic in response and has delivered custom devices including drumstick arms, a kayak paddle holder and a guitar arm. Beyond the development of these devices, they created STEM sessions to interact with the recipients and teach them about the design process.

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Stephen Arce

Presenter, University of Florida
Stephen is the lecturer for the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida. He manages the Biomedical Instrumentation and Senior Design teaching labs and mentors several student organizations... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Ballroom D