Meet Hailey Dawson, a five-year-old girl from the United States of America. Like many others around the world, Hailey is suffering from the condition known as ‘Poland Syndrome’.
Poland Syndrome occurs during pregnancy and the suffer is born with either an underdeveloped pectoral (Chest muscle) and underdevelopment of the hand on the same side.
For Hailey this means her condition has led to her right hand being underdeveloped, which lead to a low range of dexterity.
Well, that was the case until Hailey’s mum learnt about the potential use of 3D printers and then went on to approached the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) Engineering department asking them to help in the development of a robotic hand.
After months of tests and trials, Hailey has a futuristic hand. With it, she threw the ceremonial ‘first pitch’ at this Baltimore Orioles game. What an arm!
We think Hailey has a future in baseball; what do you reckon?