Recent BME graduate Eddie Neri talks to Innovate Carolina about his experience working with the Helping Hand Project (HHP), designing and building 3D-printed prosthetic hands for children with limb differences, while studying biomedical engineering. Neri joined HHP so that he could learn to design prosthetics and have his work be an impactful service to the community. During the interview, he discusses how the HHP provides prosthetic devices to children in need and how he hopes this initiative will eventually expand to his home country of Mexico.
Innovate Carolina is UNC-Chapel Hill’s initiative for innovation and entrepreneurship. The Helping Hand Project traces its origins back to the summer of 2014 in the Joint BME Department at the UNC- Chapel Hill campus, and has since grown with chapters in Charlotte, Durham-Tech and NC State, which specializes in Custom Designs for recipients who would not benefit from a standard 3D printed device. Watch Neri’s video at Innovate Carolina’s Youtube Channel here. To learn more about the HHP, visit the non profit organization’s website here.