Now that's what I would call a 'helping hand'; literally. All the awards and praise that have been showered on the group are very well deserved and am sure that the prosthetic arm will find plenty of use in the developed countries as well. Probably more so than in the third world countries where all the logistics involved would mean the technology takes decades from now to reach children who need them there.
I'm going to chime in here with the others in praising this winner. I think this is a great idea and has the potential to help many. I've written some stories on prosthetics and also projects aimed at helping people is less advantaged regions of the world, and the efforts they are making to improve people's lives are invaluable.
I agree! The presentation of the video is quite good. I'm just wondering if the students have investigated doing a Kickstarter project for the Non-Profit organization. I believe they'll get quite of few contributors supporting their project.
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