"When I was a teenager, I continued to play Lego because it was a way of forgetting the harassment, it helped me a lot to ignore the mockery"David Aguilar in Press
It was at the age of five that David Aguilar discovered Lego blocks, he took refuge there in order to escape the mockery of his comrades in the face of his handicap. Indeed, this now 22-year-old man suffers from Poland Syndrome and was born without a right forearm.
At only 9 years old, he invented a prosthesis made of Lego blocks that could serve as his forearm. At 17, his prosthesis had been greatly refined to allow him to do his first "push-ups" (push-ups).
“And today, he proudly presents the fifth version of his prosthesis, the MK5, a robotic-looking Lego arm with blue bars acting as fingers that David activates with a movement of his stump, thanks to a system. of motorized pulleys. "Source: Press
An arm that crosses borders
Beknur, an 8 year old boy born without arms or legs, got to know David and his revolutionary inventions through his Youtube channel "Hand Solo", name inspired by the character Han Solo in Star Wars.
It was the young man's mother who contacted the inventor to ask him to build a prosthesis for her son, a challenge that Aguilar accepted with pleasure. Since last August, Beknur also has his Lego arm with which he manages to grab objects.
Here is a good article to learn more about David Aguilar.