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05. 02. 2011

Girl Scouts build prosthetic hand

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Gone are the days of associating Girl Scouts with boring tasks and forest adventures, as a group based in Iowa have recently built an award-winning prosthetic device.

The group of girls aged between 11 and 13 years have recently won the First Lego League (FLL) Global Innovation Award with their new invention, which is essentially a prosthetic hand device called BOB-1. They began building it in order to help a three year old girl without fingers on her right hand take part in everyday activities and now when she uses the device she can write and draw.

After winning the award, the girls have received $20,000 to patent the device, so who knows how widespread the invention could eventually become or what else the girls will dream up in the future...

Via Cnet.

Posted by Becca    Category: devices | science
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