A 3D Printed Exoskeleton
Emma’s “Magic Arms”
Created By The Nemours Hospital For Children
Emma is a 2-year old little girl who was born without the use of her arms. Doctors expected Emma would not ever be able to live a ‘normal’ life. A 3D Printer made by Stratasys was used to create an exoskeleton for Emma to regain the use of her arms. Initially, Emma’s mother found the WREX ( Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton). The WREX was successfully used with a 6 years old while the child is sitting in a wheel chair. Emma’s mother liked the device but realized it was too heavy for Emma. Therefore, the Stratasys 3D Printer was used to create a lighter weight version of the WREX device suitable for Emma’s smaller body. It is obvious that 3D Printers are not a passing fad but are enhancing the lives of people every day.
Meet Emma and her 3D Printed exoskeleton she affectionally named her “magic arms” in the video below.