5-year-old boy with deformed hands creates prosthetic hands for other kids
Over a year ago, child genius Cameron Haight from the United States made news for creating a 3-D printed prosthetic hand that helped him regain some movement in his right hand. Cameron had a condition called amniotic band syndrome, which meant that some of the fingers on his right hand were fused together.
Cameron uses 3-D printing tech to help others like him
Soon he was able to help create similar 3D printed prosthetics for other disabled children. Now at the age of five, Cameron has created 44 prosthetics for kids in the U.S, Canada and Japan.
Cameron has been doing this with the help of his mother Sarah and the NGO e-NABLE, which initially provided a prosthetic hand to Cameron. When a few parts of that hand, which was themed around Nemo, broke off, Cameron and his mother decided to experiment with 3D printing technology. From creating replacement parts, they started to print full hands, assembling and sending these away to help other people.
The mother-son team have set up their own NGO to raise funds to make their project even larger in scale. Cameron continues to improve his own 3D printed prosthetic hand. He can now hold a pencil and write much more easily, as well as carry out a whole range of other tasks.