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Winning the Arms Race

2012-08-03 20:30:48.644787+00 by petronius 2 comments

From Io9, a rubber-band powered exoskeleton lets a toddler use her arms for the first time. And it comes off of a 3-d printer.

[ related topics: Cool Technology Handicaps & Disabilities ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-08-05 21:24:30.255807+00 by: petronius

What I particularly like is that 3d printing makes it possible to adjust the system as she grows without added weight for wingnuts, etc. It also allows the cheap creation of prosthesis exquisitly customized to the patient's specific problem.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-08-04 00:05:27.565909+00 by: Dan Lyke

Wow: Amazing that balancing the limb weight is all it takes to give her that much mobility.