Exoskeleton lets this adorable toddler play just like the other kids8/4/2012
Emma was born with a rare disorder called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which causes shortened joints and muscle weakness that left her unable to lift her arms. Emma, who is now 2, just wanted to play like the other kids, but early on, that was impossible. Luckily, geniuses at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., created the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton, which allows people with underdeveloped arms to use their limbs. Using 3-D printing, they designed a customized model for Emma, and with what she calls her “magic arms,” she is able to use her arms and play just like any other toddler. [Source]
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