High school student Pham Huy from Quang Tri province has won third prize in the robotics and intelligent machine category for a prosthetic arm designed for the disabled at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017 in the US. He was honoured at a ceremony held in the locality by the provincial Department of Education and Training

With a prosthetic arm designed for people with disabilities, Pham Huy’s work was one of the eight selected to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2017 held in the US, eventualy winning third prize at the prestigious science competition.

The arm is operated based on a sensor system in the shoe and the joint between the calf and the food. The movement of four toes directs four buttons in the toe box which orders the bending and stretching of five fingers. The movement sensor helps direct the rotation of the hand and the arm.

The robotic arm uses 3D printing technology for its outer part.

Earlier this year, Huy’s invention won first prize at 2016-2017 national science and technology competition in the northern region and was nominated for the international contest in the US.-VNA