Iron Man (actor Robert Downey Jr.) teamed up with bionics expert and Fulbright scholar Albert Manero to help give 7-year old Alex, who was born with a partially developed right arm, a very cool 3D-printed bionic limb. Manero works with the volunteer group Limbitless Solutions, an organization that donates low-cost 3D-printed limbs to children around the world. According to Microsoft’s The Collective Project, the arm cost a mere $350 to make. Similar prosthetic parts can cost $40,000.
‘iron man’ gives a fan a 3d printed bionic arm.
about Veronica Kovachi
Veronica Kovachi is the community media strategist for DesignApplause, integrating and crafting content on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Passionate about design and the visual arts, Kovachi is also one of DesignApplause's design writers. With a focus on design thinking and business, Kovachi facilitated project funding for Parsons The New School for Design and for Inside The Actors Studio. She also served as the assistant to the head of Grants and Sponsored Giving at The New School University. Additionally Kovachi is the recipient of grants from the Pollack Krasner Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. She studied art history and medical and biological illustration at the University of Georgia and earned a degree in Visual Communication from Georgia State University.