EWU students build prosthetic arm for 5th grader

EWU students build prosthetic arm for 5th grader

Last week, a team from EWU’s Engineering Department presented a 3D-printed prosthetic arm to a fifth grader at Spokane Public Schools.

Rob Gerlick, PhD and assistant professor of mechanical engineering, engineering tech Frank De Abreu and engineering student Shannon Kellam visited Isaiah Strom’s classroom to custom fit his device.

They taught him how to use it, and will continue to receive feedback to improve and update the prosthetic device plans.

EWU Prosthetic 1-23-2018

Last week, a team from EWU’s Engineering Department presented a 3D-printed prosthetic arm to a fifth grader at Spokane Public Schools. Rob Gerlick, PhD and assistant professor of mechanical engineering, engineering tech Frank De Abreu and engineering student Shannon Kellam visited Isaiah Strom’s classroom to custom fit his device and teach him how to use it, and will continue to receive feedback to improve and update the prosthetic device plans.

Posted by KXLY 4 News on Tuesday, January 23, 2018