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Local students build prosthetic device
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Andrew Rhodes of Lugoff and Anna Crosby of Camden, both juniors majoring in physics at Presbyterian College, spent the summer researching, designing and building low-cost prosthetics devices.
Presbyterian College students Andrew Rhodes, a junior physics major from Lugoff, and Anna Crosby, a junior physics major from Camden, spent the summer researching high-functioning, low-cost 3D printed prosthetics. The loss of a limb can be a traumatic experience for a person, they said, noting that prosthetics restore functionality and confidence to the user. However, insurance often does not cover the cost of prosthetics, and entry-level prosthetics can cost more than $10,000, they said.