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Charlotte Observer: Claire Gutermuth '15 Uses 3-D Printing to Build Prosthetics for Kids

Claire Gutermuth
Claire Gutermuth ’15 works on a prosthetic hand for a 4-year-old boy in Davidson’s Makerspace, Studio M.

Claire Gutermuth '15 is playing a role in a technology trend that could change the prosthetics industry, writes Reid Creager of the Charlotte Observer.

A psychology major, Gutermuth had no formal technology training when she accepted a summer internship at the Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley. Within weeks, she was using 3-D modeling and 3-D printing to design and customize a prosthetic hand for a 9-year-old girl.

She brought her knowledge and interest in low-cost prosthetics back to Davidson, where she continues to design prosthetic hands for other children using the school's 3-D printers.

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