Life in 3D

Today in Tearjerkers: 3D Printer Builds Device That Helps Partially Paralyzed Child Move Her Arms

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Feeling like you could use a good cry? It’s okay, we all need one sometimes.

3D printing company Stratasys developed a Dimension 3D printer that can print a custom robotic device that improved the range of motion for a little girl. The 4-year-old, Emma Lavelle, has a congenital disease that keeps her from being able to move her arms. By using a 3D printer, doctors were able to develop a custom robotic exoskeleton that fit her tiny frame.

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