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Girl Scouts Invent Prosthetic Writing Tool

There's a Girl Scouts robotics team called The Flying Monkeys. That 11-13 year olds are being productive with technology is cool enough already, but there's more: they made a prosthetic writing device for a 3-year old who was born without fingers on her right hand.

The girls consulted a prosthetics maker and an occupational therapist and came up with a design that has a platform strapped to the arm as well as a cylindrical holder for writing implements or other tools.

The device helped 3-year-old Danielle hold a pencil with her right arm and write for the first time. It also netted the Flying Monkeys an FLL Global Innovation award of up to $20,000 to patent the invention, which they have applied for

Link via Make | Photo: Girl Scouts

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