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Through the use of 3D printing, researchers designed a custom robotic exoskeleton for a young girl with a congenital disorder, enabling her to conquer greatly limited joint mobility and underdeveloped muscles. (Video: Stratasys)
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Re: 3D Printed “Exoskeleton” Lets a Little Girl Lift Her Arms and Play
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 10:05:06 AM »
Dont let the creeps at healthcaredotgov see this...theyll tax and sue it out of existance!
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Re: 3D Printed “Exoskeleton” Lets a Little Girl Lift Her Arms and Play
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 03:59:57 PM »
THis is pretty awesome.  I have a friend with muscular dystrophy who can't move her arms.  These things are often very expensive and she just got one.  I think it had been about 2 years since she had hugged her fiance but she was able to give him a hug for the first time.  pretty incredible.  They can also attach to a wheelchair.
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Re: 3D Printed “Exoskeleton” Lets a Little Girl Lift Her Arms and Play
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 04:36:56 PM »
Yay for science and wonderfully inventive men!