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Area teens build prosthetic hands for other kids

Three Buffalo-area children were fitted Saturday with new prosthetic hands designed and fabricated by local teenagers over the summer.

Teams of students spent the summer creating the prosthetic hands using 3D printers and other technology tools in a program called Hand in Hand. The fittings happened inside Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Participants in the Hand in Hand program, sponsored by WNY STEM Hub, have created 15 prosthetic hands over the past three years.

Through the program, more than 140 teenagers have learned basic anatomy, engineering design, computer coding and 3D printing and fabrication, while also exploring careers in medical technology and gaining valuable leadership skills.

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