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May 28, 2019

Mold of a hand that was scanned to create 3D-printed prosthetic

A mold of Josie Fraticelli's hand that was scanned during development of a 3D printed personalized prosthetic, created for her in the lab of Virginia Tech assistant professor Blake Johnson. Johnson's lab has taken steps forward to integrate electronic sensors with personalized 3D printed prosthetics -- a development that could one day lead to more affordable electric-powered prosthetics.

Learn more about this research, supported in part by the National Science Foundation (grant DUE 1644138), in the Virginia Tech news story Researchers develop method to improve 3D-printed prosthetics by integrating electronic sensors. (Date image taken: 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 28, 2019)

Credit: Logan Wallace/Virginia Tech

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