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Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

  • Ten-year-old Isabella Nicola Cabrera smile after playing her violin with her new prosthesis in the engineering department of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, 20 April 2017. “Oh my gosh, that is so much better,” Isabella said as she tried the new prosthesis. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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  • A new prosthesis has a bow-if the password is ten-year-old Isabella Nicola Cabrera at the engineering department of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, 20 April 2017. A group of five students designed a new prosthesis for Isabel to play the violin. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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  • Ten-year-old Isabella Nicola Cabrera applies rosin to her bow as it prepares to play her violin with a new prosthesis in the engineering department of George Mason University in Farifax, Va., Thursday, 20 April 2017. A group of five engineering students designed a new prosthesis for Isabel to use for playing the violin. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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FAIRFAX, Va. – A 10-year-old girl born without a left hand, playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by students of the George Mason University.

Isabella Nicola tested the final version of her prosthetic and with Thursday. A team of bio-engineering students together with a music instructor to ensure that the annex is comfortable and equipped with the range of motion for Isabella to move her bow adequate on the strings.

The annex is the capstone project for the team of senior bioengineering majors at Mason.

Isabella is a music teacher at her elementary school built a device for her, but approached the school to see if they can come up with something better.

On Thursday’s session, the team is surprised Isabella with an extra attachment that let her bikes.

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