We aim to inspire creatives to engage in responsible design so we are creating a series of articles revealing those who use their talent for the greater good. First up, Easton LaChappelle and his robotic arm.

Easton made his first robotic hand out of LEGOs, fishing wire and electrical tubing at the age of 14. This slowly improved as the years passed by and his ambition grew as he learned more about the task ahead of him. The ‘LEGO-hand’ turned into a 3D-printed brain-powered invention that he could operate with his mind, but he didn’t stop there.

He met a 7-year-old girl at a science fair whose prosthetic arm cost $80,000 and would need to be replaced when she outgrew it. LaChappelle was inspired to turn his prototype into a practical and affordable device ($400). His latest designs are ingenious, innovative and available to anyone with access to a 3D-printer and some spare time. These inspirational designs have brought him to the White House, TED Talks and NASA.

Learn more about Easton by checking out Unlimited Tomorrow.



Video and Images Via: Unlimited Tomorrow, Uproxx