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

    i dont get how this device works..how 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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