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Boy gets real 'bionic arm' with Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr. thrown in

March 13, 2015View for printing

Limbitless Solutions is a non-profit organization run by students at the University of Central Florida.

Tony Stark never imagined his bionic suit would earn the superhero title of "Iron Man" (because technically, the suit is titanium alloy).

Tyler Petresky, director of resource management at Limbitless Solutions, also never imagined his bionic prosthetic arm would gather the attention of millions.

Petresky, a sophomore at University of Central Florida, is one of the 40 members on the Limbitless team who helped build an "Iron Man" themed arm for a 7-year-old boy named Alex Pring, who was born with a partially developed limb. After eight months of development and redesign, Alex received his new arm from the Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr.

By Leah Polakoff

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