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3D Printer Makes Hands

Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 09:11 AM CST
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Kansas City, KS--

A breakthrough in your health news this morning, a boy born without a hand gets a new one all thanks to a 3D printer.      

Matthew Shields, 9, worked with only a thumb on his right hand since birth. It only became an issue this year.

His moms says other kids in school started to pick on him.  That's when his mom discovered Robohand, a mechanical hand made with a 3D printer.

A family friend stepped in to make one for Matthew. When his wrist curls, so do the fingers.

Matthew says he's still getting used to the new hand... but says he feels more confident than ever.   

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