Technology

One Teenager, Changing the World for Many

At age 14, Easton LaChappelle met a 7-year-old girl who had a prosthetic arm
The limb could only open and close, and yet it cost $80,000. He thought he could do better, and do it for under $1,000. He set to work in his bedroom, and later in the family garage then 3D printing of prosthetic arms became an affordable reality.
In less than 3 years, he was making a prototype limb for under $500 that was actually interfacing with the nervous system of its owner.
What’s more, he is only doing this to make the world a better place! He could have made millions on his discoveries thus far, but instead, he releases all his intellectual property to the world by making them open sourced!
At age 19 he founded Unlimited Tomorrow, a company with the aim to make affordable yet extraordinary robotic limbs. Take a look at what youth can do when they are left to follow their passions.