Summit Christian Academy is doing big things to impact the local Austin community and beyond. As you know, 3-D printers have become an important tool in progressing the medical field. Organs and stem cells are just a few things being experimented with to help improve the health of patients.
Summit Christian Academy has joined the revolution by purchasing a 3D printer of their own for students to use to make an impact. They’ve recently connected with a program that provides plans to print prosthetic hands. The hands are printed from filament and then assembled. When complete, they fully articulate for the user. Prothetics have a reputation of being very expensive for amputees or individuals born without. This new program will provide those in need with affordable solutions. In fact, Summit plans to donate the hands!
One of Summit’s teachers has a high school child who is missing a hand. The first prosthetic hand printed on their 3-D printer was given to her! The hand allows her to play the guitar and to accomplish other tasks that would be impossible without one.
Summit plans to continue printing and assembling hands in their computer classes to help others in need. Such an amazing program to serve others while spurring on the student’s education.