3D hand helps girl play violin

3D hand helps girl play violin

A university student has designed a 3D prosthetic hand that is helping a budding 14-year-old violinist play her instrument.

Violin
A violin in its case. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

Sarah Valentiner was born without a right hand, but managed to take up playing by using a splint to hold the bow. The problem she was having was that the splint did not give her enough flexibility in moving the bow.

She began collaborating with a student and professor at Northern Illinois University, with the result that they were recently able to produce a 3D printed prosthetic giving significant improvements to her ability to play the violin.

Check Sarah out in action Here.

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