High School Students Building Prosthetic Hand For Injured Veteran

It's a special school project that is having an impact beyond the classroom.Students in Modesto are designing ...

Posted: Apr 6, 2018 8:09 AM
Updated: Apr 6, 2018 8:09 AM

It's a special school project that is having an impact beyond the classroom.

Students in Modesto are designing a prosthetic hand for a Stockton veteran who was injured while serving in the Middle East.

Students at Beyer High School are working on all sorts of projects, but there is one, in particular, helping change lives.

Thirteen years ago while on a mission in the Middle East, army veteran Jose Jauregui's life changed forever. His company came under fire from the enemy.

"Our tank got hit with a rocket, and it blew up. I was inside. All of our gun powder and all of our ammunition kind of blew up," he said.

About 75 percent of Jauregui's body was burned, he lost most of his left hand, and he lost the use of his right hand. Now, the Beyer High School's robotics team is stepping up to help.

"It's almost indescribable, being able to see that you're making a change, not only for someone but hopefully to help change the community in the process," said Danielle Haubrich, freshman, Beyer High School.

The students have come up with a prototype that started on a 3D printer. The team is in the process of making a prosthetic hand to allow Jauregui play softball again.

"Going into it we didn't know much, it was hard to figure everything out, which why he had to go through a second attempt. Making sure that the numbers were right," said Mark Wright, junior at Beyer High School.

In their first attempt, students used an open source, but they could not adapt the design to fit Jauregui's needs. Students redesigned the prosthetic hand, and for the first time, Jauregui was fitted for the new hand that will allow him to do a lot of things.

"I think, it would be amazing, this is just the beginning really. It's advancing so fast," Jauregui told KOVR-TV.

The students are still working on the prosthetic. The plan is to take more measurements and include new data they have collected before things are finalized.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 144544

Reported Deaths: 3729
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto956999
Hinds9541193
Harrison6825105
Jackson6068116
Rankin523796
Lee480294
Madison4602102
Forrest367185
Jones344687
Lauderdale3343142
Lafayette313347
Washington3088106
Lamar281849
Bolivar237883
Oktibbeha237760
Lowndes228362
Neshoba2171113
Panola211047
Marshall207247
Leflore200789
Pontotoc193227
Monroe189577
Sunflower189554
Lincoln183964
Warren172157
Tate163349
Union160125
Pike160058
Copiah158840
Yazoo150638
Scott149929
Coahoma147342
Itawamba145533
Alcorn143724
Simpson143553
Pearl River142967
Prentiss139526
Grenada136344
Adams135948
Leake131643
Holmes124461
George121623
Tippah120930
Covington117234
Winston115824
Wayne115722
Hancock114137
Marion110746
Attala106233
Tishomingo106042
Newton102829
Chickasaw102332
Tallahatchie94727
Clarke88253
Clay86726
Jasper81121
Walthall74328
Stone72314
Montgomery71925
Calhoun71213
Carroll70514
Lawrence69914
Noxubee69017
Smith68616
Yalobusha67926
Perry65225
Tunica59519
Greene58422
Claiborne57416
Jefferson Davis54117
Humphreys52518
Amite50814
Benton48217
Quitman4786
Webster41614
Kemper40815
Wilkinson38422
Jefferson34011
Franklin3185
Sharkey30617
Choctaw3057
Issaquena1114
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 234080

Reported Deaths: 3459
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson30620491
Mobile19306358
Tuscaloosa12501148
Madison12410146
Montgomery12040232
Shelby980576
Baldwin826984
Lee753964
Morgan618247
Calhoun5997113
Etowah590564
Marshall581953
Houston507038
DeKalb463535
Cullman412636
Limestone404544
St. Clair398455
Elmore393961
Lauderdale382953
Walker349096
Talladega335942
Colbert296341
Jackson291924
Blount276336
Autauga263439
Franklin244833
Coffee233415
Dale226654
Dallas220231
Russell21803
Chilton216937
Covington212533
Escambia194431
Tallapoosa169290
Chambers168048
Pike155514
Clarke155419
Marion134535
Winston123723
Lawrence122436
Geneva11748
Marengo116924
Barbour116110
Pickens115318
Bibb114217
Butler113741
Randolph99821
Cherokee98924
Hale91631
Washington90018
Clay89423
Fayette84416
Henry8426
Lowndes78729
Monroe76811
Cleburne74414
Crenshaw70330
Macon70020
Bullock69019
Conecuh66814
Perry6686
Lamar6267
Wilcox62418
Sumter55322
Choctaw41713
Greene40217
Coosa3074
Out of AL00
Unassigned00
Tupelo
Few Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 58°
Columbus
Scattered Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 58°
Oxford
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 55°
Starkville
Scattered Clouds
57° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 57°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather