A 3D joint venture has set its sights on the need for prosthetic arms for child amputees.
Funded via the Indiegogo platform, Unlimited Tomorrow is the brainchild of Easton LaChappelle, a self-starter who invented his first robotic hand at the age of 14.
LaChappelle, now 22, said he first realized he was on to something big at a science fair in 2013 when he met a young girl who kept looking at his presentation.
“Her ongoing interest caught my eye and I realized she was missing an arm and wearing a prosthetic device,” LaChappelle told CNBC by phone. “I found out my little project with movable fingers was more advanced that her $100,000 prosthetic.”