Robert Downey Jr Surprised A Very Special Child With A New Bionic Arm
Mar 13, 2015
Manero's company, Limbitless Solutions, uses 3D printing technology to create functional prosthetics for as little as $350. All of his designs are shared freely, because he believes that "no one should profit from a child in need of an arm."
In this heartwarming video, we see 7-year-old Alex Pring receive his new "Iron Man" bionic arm... presented by Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) himself. RDJ later said on Facebook that Alex was the "most dapper 7-year-old [he'd] ever met."
Prosthetics for children are a difficult area since they're outgrown so quickly, and some can cost up to $40,000. Albert Manero, a mechanical engineering student and Fulbright scholar at the University of Central Florida, is on a mission to change that.