Karissa Mitchell, a 9-year-old girl born without her right hand got the surprise of her life when students from Siena College in New York presented her with a 3D-printed prosthetic arm. Inspired by Frozen, Karissa’s favorite movie, the arm is ice blue and even features a removable light. “It’s awesome. It feels like I have a real hand,” Karissa said at a press conference. “I like how Elsa has magic powers, and she’s different from everybody. It would be boring if everybody was like everybody.” Karissa’s family had approached members of Siena College’s e-NABLE team after having read about them developing an Iron Man-themed 3D-printed prosthetic arm. The students spent six months developing the arm — it then took the printer some 30 hours to actually print the arm and another two hours for the students to assemble the parts. The young girl said she’s excited to use the arm for things she used to have trouble with. “If I get good at it, maybe even learn to write, pick up objects,” she said.
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