Physical Therapist Assistant students at the Melbourne campus built custom mechanical hands for their Kinesiology project. Students used basic anatomy concepts learned during general education and applied new arthrokinematic knowledge to complete this project. Students also had to apply basic concepts of physics regarding simple machines for the mechanical hand to function properly. After building the mechanical hand, students presented their project to OTA students and faculty and assessed the functionality of the hand. The mechanical hands had to use precision grasp to lift a dry erase marker as well as a power grasp to lift a 2lb weight. Overall students had fun learning about muscles, tendons and how complicated the human hand really is. #StudentsFirst #Keiser40