ARLINGTON (CBS11) – A recent graduate at the University of Texas at Arlington has created a unique prosthetic for a little boy whose dad is a UTA professor.
At UTA’s “Fab Lab,” 8-year-old Garrett Clark’s story touched Adam Williams’ heart.
Williams designed and built a 3D-printed arm for Garrett after his dad, an associate professor at UTA, heard about the possibilities of the “Fab Lab.”
“I love building things. That alone makes me happy. But seeing that it actually helps someone is a warm, tingly feeling,” said Williams.
Garrett was fitted with a newer, custom-built arm.
“As the bicep flexes, it pulls on these cables and that closes the fingers. But this newer one is improved,” explained Williams about the arm.
Garrett saID he can’t wait to try things like swimming, bike riding and rock climbing after receiving his new arm. It even has a built-in laser and flashlight.
Right after receiving his new arm, the little …