Gallery: Two-Year-Old Gains Use of Her Arms Thanks to 3D Printed Roboti...


Two-year-old Emma LaVelle wanted to play with the other children, but a congenital disorder prevented her from using her arms. Now, with the help of 3D printing, Emma  can lift toys and draw pictures with her friends. Stratasys, a pioneer in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and 3D printing, has worked with Emma’s doctors at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to create a custom plastic robotic exoskeleton that allows Emma to overcome her disorder.

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  1. iprintbot August 13, 2012 at 1:13 am

    Thanks for sharing the good post.. Great site and if you are interested in getting rid of some new 3d printing technology pls explore here

  2. greenkiran August 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    i dont get how this device can it assist her if she cant move her arms in the first place?

  3. djfiddlegal August 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Bravo ot Emma for being open to using this new device/invention. I love this story of success! I don’t know what I’d do if I had a similar handicap, I play fiddle and my mom comments on how I use my hands to talk. We are gently reminded here how important our arms and hands are!

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