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Inside Science: Printable Prosthetic Hand

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Inside Science: Printable Prosthetic Hand


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In this video from Inside Science, mechanical engineering students design and build a prosthetic hand using a 3-D printer and a system of pulleys. This video can be played during a lesson on assistive technologies.  Students can watch the video prior to designing and building their own assistive technology.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 8
27) Analyze assistive technologies and how they improve the quality of life for users.

Example: Research multiple speech to text technologies and write a persuasive essay in favor of one over another.

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Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • analyze a category of assistive technologies.
  • identify how that category of assistive technologies improve the quality of life for users.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • assistive technology
Students know:
  • technologies exist to assist users with varying needs.
Students are able to:
  • research assistive technologies.
  • determine the possible uses of assistive technologies that can improve quality of life for users.
Students understand that:
  • technologies exist or can be created to help people accomplish tasks they may not otherwise be able.
Tags: assistive, prosthetic, technology
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Author: Stephanie Carver