17-year-old creates robotic arm using a 3D printer

Posted on 09/11/2013

On Sunday, Sept. 8, ASHT member Mary Oswald's clinic, San Juan Hand Therapy, was featured on "TechKNOW," a national television program. Easton LaChappelle, a local high school student, is developing an affordable robotic arm for amputees. Crews filmed for more than six hours at the clinic about a month ago, according to Oswald. LaChappelle, 17, has already been featured in "Popular Mechanics" and "Popular Science" magazines, and met President Barack Obama in the White House in April.  "TechKNOW" aired on Al Jazeera America, a new network formerly known as Current. To view a clip of the feature, visit the show's site.