Sean Loughlin: The ‘So Cool’ Story of a Teen, a 3D Printer, Medical Technology, and One Happy Boy

Teens can get a bad rap, so it’s heartening to see a story about one 16-year-old whose embrace of medical technology has made a huge difference in the life of one boy.

Mason Wilde, a high school junior in Kansas, used a 3D printer to make a prosthetic hand for a 9-year-old family friend who was born without fingers on one hand. The boy’s reaction to his new robot-like hand? “It is so cool.”

Get the details about this heartwarming story from The Kansas City Star. And stay tuned for the upcoming issue of BI&T, AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal, which will have a cover story about 3D technology and healthcare.

Sean Loughlin is senior director of communications at AAMI.

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