Magic Arms For Two Year Old Girl Created by 3D Printers: Emma a 2 years old girl was born with a rare disease Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), that cripples joints and limbs. Due to this condition, Emma couldn’t play with blocks, bring food to her mouth or hug her.

The Engineers at the Hospital for Children used a 3D printer to create a durable exoskeleton that helps Emma lift her arms. Emma was able to lift candy to her mouth for the first time while wearing the supportive plastic vest.

The Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX) is made of hinged metal bars, resistance bands and tiny 3D printed parts. Emma calls them her “magic arms.”

Watch the video of Emma Magic Arms

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