In his home country of Paraguay, Carlos Gatti gave a young boy, born without a right arm, a prosthetic limb modeled after Ben 10, his favorite cartoon character.
“He was the most popular kid in school after that,” Gatti said. “It is amazing when the person receives their prosthetic. You can see in the eyes of the person that you can change their life.”
Gatti, a junior biomedical engineering student at Wichita State University, wants more Wichita State students to have that experience. So he’s building a student organization that provides affordable assistive devices to people in need. Right now, the team works remotely and is designing a device for a client who plays the cello and one for a client who wants help with tasks such as cooking.