WASHINGTON — With the help of a 3-D printer, George Mason University students made a young Fairfax County violin player’s passion more attainable.
Five bioengineering students created a custom-made prosthetic arm for 10-year-old Isabella Nicola. Nicola was born with an incomplete left arm and previously had problems controlling the bow of the violin, NBC Washington reports.
The students worked with Nicola for a year until they mastered her prosthetic arm.
“I’m very happy. I’m very thankful,” said Nicola. “Without these people, I don’t think I could be able to play my violin. I don’t think I would be able to play any instrument.”
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