Schoolboy handed "life-changing" limb

An eight year old boy, who was born without a left hand, is having a prosthetic limb made by a 3D printer.

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The schoolboy handed a "life-changing" limb thanks to scientists and a 3D printer

William and his mum trying out his new hand prototype. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A boy from Northamptonshire who was born without a left hand is having a prosthetic limb made for him using a 3D printer.

William Joyner, who's eight and from Paulerspury, is currently trying out prototypes developed by experts at the University of Bedfordshire.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

William and the team want to make sure it's the perfect fit and the perfect colour- before he receives the new hand in around six months time.

"So you bend your wrist and the fingers close up and then when you open your wrist the fingers open out again. It feels really weird because I can pick up pens and draw pictures... when I'm doing it it's really amazing."

– William Joyner

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