ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A high- school student will receive a 3D printed robotic arm from Shriners Hospital and Washing University School of Medicine. Sydney Kendall is receiving one of the most innovative 3D printed robotic arms from the unique and long-standing collaboration between both facilities.
FOX 2 first introduced Sydney story one year ago, in May. Back then she received her first 3D robotic arm. Sydney lost much of her right arm in a boating accident eight years ago. At the time she had two standard prostheses, a cosmetic one for balance when she skis and one that allowed a pinching movement.
Washington University engineering students came up with the idea and with the help of a 3D printer the dream became reality. At that time Sydney couldn’t wait to show it off to her fellow students.
“I think they're going to think it's really cool because they've just never seen anything like this. Especially since it's made from a 3D printer,” said Sydney.
She is entering her freshman year of high school.