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3D Printer Creates ‘Magic Arms’ For Two-Year-Old Girl

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 05:32 AM

Emma was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), a rare disease that cripples joints and limbs. Because of this condition, the two-year-old girl couldn’t play with blocks, bring food to her mouth or hug her mother.

That is, until engineers at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children used a 3D printer to create a durable exoskeleton that helps her lift her arms. Emma was able to lift candy to her mouth for the first time while wearing the supportive plastic vest.

How cool is this, the device starts off as a cumbersome metal thing, but when printed out in plastic becomes portable!

The Doctor can just print out spare parts for it and as she grows adjust the 3D models ready for printing again...


posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 05:38 AM
just so you can add to the existing thread:

posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 07:12 AM
reply to post by roughycannon

Isn't it a horrible joke?
This device will enable a child to feel normal, it will shape her / his life by allowing this child to get past mental chains in turn making the people around her / him to live a better life just by knowing the child is happy.
But bombs are more profitable so no major funding will ever go into this project vs bombs...
Excellent video, excellent tech and so simple!
Something tells me the investors were duped into this project by being told it was for "arms developement".
This video is a glimmer of hope in a very dark world. S&F Sir.

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