Talented 19-Year-Old Amputee Builds Self a Prosthetic Hand Using LEGO Bricks, Makes History

Talented 19-Year-Old Amputee Builds Self a Prosthetic Hand Using LEGO Bricks, Makes History

  • 19-year-old David Aguilar has made history after building the world's first fully functioning robotic arm from LEGO bricks
  • The talented young man was born with Poland Syndrome, causing some defects to his right arm
  • Today, the brainy young man continues to pursue his studies in bio-engineering and hopes to help others just like him

David Aguilar is a Spanish teenager who can build anything with LEGO.

The talented young man has made history by creating the world’s first working robotic prosthetic arm using only colourful building materials.

Meet David Aguilar, 19 Year Old Amputee Who Built a Prosthetic Arm From LEGO Blocks
The boy had been on it since he was 9 Images: @handsolo99
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“I can do push ups with this thing. It’s quite strong,” said the 19-year-old.

Born with the Poland Syndrome birth defect, Aguilar has shared how he built himself a prosthetic right arm from LEGO bricks back in 2019 and 2018.

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The young adult had been working on it since he was aged 9

As his right arm never fully developed and he has some difficulty it, the passionate engineer has been working on the concept ever since he was 9-years-old, You Magazine reports.

Today, Aguilar is well-known for building with LE bricks, being a 2017 Guinness World record holder and the 2020 LEGO Masters France winner, Brick Fanatics reports.

The brainy young man has been studying bio-engineering at the International University of Catalonia and hopes to use his passion to help others one day.

Nigerian man builds artificial hand for brother who lost two fingers

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a talented Nigerian man had helped his brother who lost two fingers to build an artificial hand.

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Before now, the man named John does special effects in the Nigerian movie industry and hadn't explored making black limbs.

But soon after he had made the limb for his brother, John delved fully into making black limbs fit for use by Africans needing prosthetics.

In an interview with BBC News Africa, an African hand makes it difficult for people to differentiate between a prosthesis and an amputation.

"A realistic and African hand is important in the sense that he (his brother) feels unnoticed, he feels hidden because one cannot differentiate between the prosthesis and the amputation."

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