WMFE is Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming on 90.7 FM and Classical Music on 90.7 HD2. Part of the community since 1965, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Brazilian Boy Receives Bionic Arm In Orlando

Six-year-old Paulo Costa Boa Nova tries on his bionic arm./Photo courtesy: Orlando Lions

Stay up to date on coronavirus coverage: Listen to WMFE on your radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” or “WMFE” and you’ll be connected.

A six-year-old boy from Brazil has a new bionic arm. The arm was made by a group of UCF students.

The students call their group Limbitless Solutions, and they make the arms in their spare time using a 3D printer.
Six-year-old Paulo Costa Boa Nova traveled from Brazil to Orlando with his father to get his arm, and he also got to meet Orlando City Lions player KaKa.

Limbitless Solutions has delivered six arms to kids across the country. A video of actor Robert Downey Jr giving a boy an arm that looks like Iron Man went viral earlier this year.

On Saturday the boy, his father, and the Limbitless Solutions team will be honored during the Lion’s match against the New York Red Bulls.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida COVID-19 news, updates on special programs and more. Support our extended coverage.


WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity

About Catherine Welch

Catherine Welch