Tech News Summary:
- Saranac Lake Middle School sixth-graders learn about prosthetic technology from guest speaker Shawn Rohe, a below-knee amputee, who shared how prosthetics have improved his quality of life.
- Advances in materials, robotics, and 3D printing have made it possible to create more realistic and functional prosthetics than ever before, such as the bionic arm developed by Open Bionics.
- Despite challenges such as cost and durability, the future looks bright for prosthetic technology and its ability to enhance the quality of life for amputees with continued advancements in materials, robotics, and 3D printing.
Saranac Lake, NY – A group of sixth graders from Saranac Lake Middle School recently dove into the world of prosthetic technology during a field trip to a local prosthetics lab.
The students were given a firsthand look at the cutting-edge technology being used to create prosthetic limbs for amputees. They learned about the materials being used to construct these devices and the various components that go into making a functional prosthetic limb.
The lab’s technicians demonstrated the process of measuring, designing, and creating a prosthetic limb from start to finish. The students were amazed at the precision and detail that went into each device, as well as the technology used during the creation process.
The field trip was organized by the school as a way to expose students to modern technology and innovation in the healthcare industry. It was met with great enthusiasm by the sixth graders, who were intrigued by the cutting-edge techniques being utilized to help amputees live better and more fulfilling lives.
“I never realized how much science and technology can go into something as simple as a prosthetic limb,” commented one student. “It was really cool to see how everything came together and how it can make such a difference in someone’s life.”
The field trip to the prosthetics lab was just one of many STEM-related activities and events that Saranac Lake Middle School has planned for its students this year. By exposing these young minds to the latest advancements in the field, the school hopes to inspire future generations to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.