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UCF Student’s “Iron Man” Arm Goes Viral

Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.
University of Central Florida
The Florida Channel
Alex Pring received his first 3D arm from University of Central Florida enrgineering students last summer.

A video that’s gone viral shows Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. giving a young Central Florida boy, Alex Pring, a bionic arm that looks like Iron Man’s. That arm was made by a non-profit group called Limbitless.

Its founder, Albert Manero, is a University of Central Florida engineering graduate student and a Fulbright Scholar working toward his PhD.

He spoke with 90.7’s Nicole Creston.

Nicole Creston is a reporter and host at WMFEin Orlando. WMFE is a part of Health News Florida, which receives support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.