Robohand uses 3D printing to replace lost digits

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In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 Dylan Laas shows how he is able to catch a ball with his Robohand during an interview with the Associated Press in Johannesburg. Laas, who was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, got his hand from carpenter, Richard van As who lost four fingers to a circular saw two years ago and started working on building the Robohand after seeing a video posted online of a mechanical hand made for a costume in a theater production. Since then van As has fitted Robohands on about 170 people, from toddlers to adults. At back is mother Jacqui Laas. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)