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Scientists Create 3D Magic Arms for Girl Battling a Rare Congenital Disease

by Savitha C Muppala on August 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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Scientists Create 3D Magic Arms for Girl Battling a Rare Congenital Disease

Emma is just two years old and is battling a rare congenital disease that has left her crippled.

Emma was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), due to which she is unable to move her joints and limbs.

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Engineers at the NemoursAlfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, have created magic arms which have made a huge difference to her life.

She is one of the first patients to wear the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX) which is made up of hinged metal bars, resistance bands and tiny 3D printed parts. She calls it her 'magic arms' as it has helped her eat on her own.



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