Students create 3D printed hand for 6-year-old girl

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Monday, April 27, 2015
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Some Booker T. Washington students used technology to change a 6-year-old's life

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Usually 3D printed technology is used to make anything from jewelry to automobiles. But some high school students used the technology to change a 6-year-old's life.

Gracie Henderson was born without part of her left arm and hand. Students at Booker T. Washington created a 3-D printed hand that contains three fingers.

"I want to pick apples with it," said Gracie.

"It's not just a gift to her but it's a gift to me because I know I'm helping her," student Shemia Anderson.

Gracie has had other prosthetics but she out grew them. The students are making final adjustments and Gracie should be picking apples in no time.