Jersey City elementary school students help design prosthetic hand for children

A large group of Jersey City fourth-graders helped participate in a project to design a prosthetic hand for children in need.

A group of Jersey City elementary school students helped to design prosthetic hands for children.

A group of Jersey City elementary school students helped to design prosthetic hands for children. (3/16/17)

JERSEY CITY - A large group of Jersey City fourth-graders helped participate in a project to design a prosthetic hand for children in need.

The goal of the project was to improve the design of a prosthetic hand used by real kids.

About 180 students from eight Jersey City schools used 3D printers to design and test prototypes as they perfected their designs.

The students displayed their work Thursday during a culmination ceremony.

“I think it's important for us to work because we want to help and we feel empathy,” says student Brielle Rivera.

The winning prosthetic hand will be donated to a child who needs one.

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