Wednesday, August 1, 2012

3D-Printed 'Magic Arms' Help Little Girl Play

Published on Aug 1, 2012 by 
Two-year-old Emma wanted to play with blocks, but a condition called arthrogryposis meant she couldn't move her arms. So researchers at a Philadelphia hospital 3D printed a durable custom exoskeleton with the tiny, lightweight parts she needed. Emma calls them her "magic arms," and they empower her to feed herself, play and hug.

Read the whole story, including how Emma's mom inspired researchers to create the device (

To learn more about the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, which developed the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton, visit
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