(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)In this June 12, 2017 photo, Kaori Misue attends an art class in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Misuse who was born without fingers can now flex her wrist muscles to bend the plastic fingers of her prosthesis, she can work with tape and stickers at an arts and crafts class.
(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)Along the way, he began earning awards for his designs.
When he began using 3D printers, the mother of a child who was missing a limb asked him if he could design a hand for her son.
'It's something that's good for your soul,' he said.
'Knowing that technology can help achieve these kinds of things, is wonderful.' (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)In this May 30, 2017 photo, Gino Tubaro, right, fits a prosthetic arm on Juan Pablo Pelaez in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Misue said she found out about Tubaro's project when she saw Obama praise his work on TV.
She filled out a form requesting a hand at his site and sent a photo of her daughter's hand on squared paper.
Hundreds of Argentine kids born without limbs are now able to write, catch a ball or play a musical instrument thanks to the low-cost 3D prosthetic arms and legs created by Tubaro.Flexing her wrist muscles to bend the plastic fingers, she can work with tape and stickers at an arts and crafts class.She can ride a bike, skip a rope and bake pastries with her mom.In this May 30, 2017 photo, inventor Gino Tubaro poses for a picture with a 3D printed prosthetic hand he invented in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Hundreds of Argentine kids are now able to write, play sports and make music thanks to low-cost prosthetic hands devised by the 21-year-old inventor.Being born without fingers can be tough for any child.Getting new ones - especially red and blue superhero themed digits - has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star.Tubaro's 'Limbs' project is part of a trend of open-source 3D printing technology initiatives around the world.They include the nonprofit e-NABLE organization that groups volunteers to provide hands and arms to those born with missing limbs or who lost them to war, disease or natural disaster, and the Build It Workspace studio, which teaches people how to use high-tech printers.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)Today, more than 500 people, mostly children, have received similar prostheses and 4,500 more remain on a waiting list.They can cost as little as compared to sophisticated designs that are priced up to ,000.