Rishabh Java, a 14-year-old boy from the UAE, has scooped the ‘Best Innovative Project’ prize at the first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad. Java designed a 3D printed bionic arm that can purportedly be controlled with the mind using an Electroencephalography (EEG) monitor.
Organized by 3D printing company Atlab and hosted by the GEMS Wellington Academy in Dubai, the first Gulf 3D Printing Olympiad saw more than 75 teams from schools across the Gulf region submit 3D printed innovations based on the competition’s “Design Your First Consumer Product” theme. Winners across four age categories had the chance to win a 3D printer and a cash prize: Dhs10,000 ($2,700) for first place, Dhs5,000 for second, and Dhs3,000 for third. Winners will also have the chance to visit the BETT Show in the UK in 2017.
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