3D Printed Exoskeleton for Children

Awesome video about awesome people who use awesome technology to make the world a better place; this video is a must see for people of all ages and interest groups.

The exoskeleton design featured in the video is one that has been used on adults before. There is nothing novel about the design of the assistive arms. The advantages of using 3D printing technology to manufacture the skeleton is seen in the lightweight, cheap parts. Delaware Hospital  can afford to create multiple copies of these robust parts for less money than a comparable system out of metal. For a child who is prone to breaking, or in Emma’s case, outgrowing the parts, it is more practical and effective to use plastics.

Nemours work is based on funding from donations, and it is possible to support them by using the following link. This was one of the most touching videos I’ve ever seen, and serves as an inspiration for me to become an engineer so I can hopefully help people in the future. http://www.nemours.org/waystogive.html

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