Kiwanis Prosthetic Hand Program | October 2017

On October 28, 2017 the Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates held their second annual project to assemble 12 prosthetic hands. The prosthetic hands will be donated to a nonprofit organization for distribution to needy children that have lost their fingers as a result of birth or injury.

The components were manufactured by Palos Verdes on the Net (PVNeT) a nonprofit technology center using 3D printing. Sixteen Kiwanis Key Club high school students assembled the hands. The students were from the three local high schools, Peninsula, Palos Verdes and Mary Star.

The Kiwanis Club of Rolling Hills Estates joins the global network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing to help children, giving them a “Helping Hand” where medical care is hard to find and where owning a traditional prosthetic device is nothing but a dream.

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