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Little Emma’s New Arms from 3D Printer-Built Exoskeleton
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Robot enables four-year-old to overcome limitations of congenital disorder
By RBR Staff



Using a Stratasys Dimension 3D Printer, researchers at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Philadelphia were able to help four-year-old Emma Lavelle overcome the limitations of a congenital disorder, allowing her to use her arms for the first time.

The “magic arms” device is a custom-designed robotic exoskeleton that enables her to conquer greatly limited joint mobility and underdeveloped muscles.

Emma’s new arms

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The moment Megan Lavelle saw the device, she knew it would change her daughter’s…

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