Easton LaChappelle

Generation Impact Episode 2: The Inventor

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Inspired by a robotic arm he built as a teen that won a state science fair, 25-year old inventor and entrepreneur Easton LaChappelle developed the world’s lightest weight and most affordable bionic limb using 3D printing technology.

Generation Impact: Young Inventor's Love of Robotics Puts Prosthetic Arms Within Reach

The Inventor profiles brilliant entrepreneur Easton LaChappelle, who uses 3D printing technology to build custom prostheses for people with limb differences.
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By Courtney Rubin

Easton LaChappelle made his first robotic hand in eighth grade — a confection of electrical tubing, fishing lines, and tape made in his bedroom, watching instructional videos. The fingers could move, but it couldn’t grab objects very accurately. Immediately he wondered: How can I make it more human-like?

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