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Robotics team builds prosthetic hand for little girl

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CEDAR SPRINGS, MI (WOOD)  A young girl from Cedar Springs, Michigan has received an early Christmas present: A new prosthetic hand.

Harmony Taylor, 4, has a limb difference disorder and was born without a right hand. She quickly outgrew her first prosthetic, and her family couldn't afford a replacement.

The first prosthetic cost $5,000, and Harmony's mother, Melanie Peterman, said insurance wouldn't cover a replacement.
 
So members of the Grand Rapids West Catholic robotics team built her one.

The team then built a robo-hand, which is made of plastic and elastic cables, reflects Harmony's wrist movements, and is capable of bending, picking up things and even catching a ball.

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