Helping Hands 3-D prints prosthetic hands for children (image: Preston Linn)

When BME undergraduate Jeff Powell started the Helping Hands project in 2015, he was excited to help provide free prosthetics to children who quickly outgrow these medical devices. Now, nearly three years later, his project has turned into a non-profit that boasts 56 student volunteers from four area institutions. Featured recently in WRAL Techwire, the group explains that they specialize in providing 3-D printed prosthetic hands free of charge for children in need. They also provide activity and support days for their hand recipients, so the children can play with others like themselves.

Helping Hands is run by volunteers and funded by donations. If you’d like to help, or read more about the group, take a look at their website.