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UTA FabLab produces prosthetic arm for 8-year-old boy

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The UTA FabLab, a hands-on creative hub in the Central Library, made a prosthetic arm for the 8-year-old son of an associate professor.

Early on, the FabLab worked with the e-NABLE foundation to find potential blueprints for the arm, but no available designs were a perfect fit.  So, student Adam Williams used e-NABLE as a springboard to create his own design.  The FabLab doesn’t usually produce things for other people, but this case offered students and staff a unique chance to develop skills and unleash creative thinking.  They will also submit the files to e-NABLE for others to use in the future.

The FabLab doesn't usually design or produce things for other people, but Garrett's case offered students and staff a unique chance to develop skills and unleash creative thinking.