A 15-year-old student is using technology to improve the lives of amputees across the globe.
Stephane Hatgis-Kessell, a pupil at the Dwight School in New York City, developed software to create a 3D-printed hand.
â€œEvery time you open and close your hand your muscle moves a little bit, so even amputees who donâ€™t have parts of their hand, they still have that muscle intact. So my sensor simply picks up on that,â€ Hatgis-Kessell told FOX Businessâ€™ Stuart Varney on â€œVarney & Co.â€ on Wednesday.
The teen innovator, who has worked on the software since sixth grade, said every part of the device can be customized to the userâ€™s needs. While other products of its kind can cost around $65,000, according to Hatgis-Kessell, his prosthetic mechanism costs $300 to make.
â€œMy goal is to distribute it to especially victims of war in countries that donâ€™t have the great technology that we do in the United States,â€ he said.