Speech to Text for Medford man builds his own prosthetic hand
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the endangered species actnats e been nothing short of hard for ian davis. he was diagnosed with cancer. not long after, he smashed his hand in his shop. he had some complications in the hospital. surgeons said it was ian's life or his hand. ian says: "they ended up taking my fingers off. which being a maker it was a tough deal because you use your hand for everything." now he's left with just his thumb on his left hand. ian says: "that was kind of a career ender for that kind of thing." butted ian says: "it really effects your attitude toward life. all of a sudden you're having all of these struggles and then it's like, you have the struggle of the cancer and then it's now you have your hand and you're like holy cow." he learned that if he lost his palm, insurance would have given him a prosthetic hand. ian says: "your fingers are not medically necessary" so he turned to his 3-d printers. ian says: "be it that my insurance won't cover it, i am faced with either do without or build your own, so be it that i'm a mechanical engineer of sorts i chose to build my own." andryanna says: "ian tells me his world has gotten much smaller since the accident. he spends that i've plaed with and tried and you know they were other people with the same problem he has. but they can't make their own hands. he wants to be able to do this for other people who need it.i an says: "there's a need and it just needs to be filled." right now he hopes a to biomedical engineering department will give him a chance to do just that. ian says: "i think one fraction of the typical price. in medford, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12 coming up on wednesday -- it's the first day of the josephine sheppard, newswatch 12 coming up on wednesday -- it's the first day of the josephine