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AnandY
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Re : Helping hand
AnandY   10/24/2013 12:39:41 PM
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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.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Impressive winner
Elizabeth M   10/24/2013 5:28:08 AM
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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.

Greg M. Jung
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Re: Impressive winner
Greg M. Jung   10/23/2013 9:26:59 PM
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Heart-warming use of technology and innovation.  It was so refreshing to see young, engineering minds committed to using their skills to help others who are in poverty and who have great need.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Impressive winner
Rob Spiegel   10/23/2013 8:00:36 PM
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That's a really good point, MrDon. I forget sometime that Kickstarter offers a great way to kick off a good idea, especially one that benefits children.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Impressive winner
Ann R. Thryft   10/23/2013 7:33:44 PM
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Thanks for reporting this, Rich. What a totally cool project. Like mrdon, I think Kickstarter pr Dragon Innovation would be a natural fit for this group.

mrdon
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Re: Impressive winner
mrdon   10/23/2013 3:16:31 PM
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Rob,

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.

Rob Spiegel
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Impressive winner
Rob Spiegel   10/23/2013 12:08:34 PM
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Nice video, Rich. It's good to see a winner that offers so much to help children.



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