"Magic Arms" - a little girl and her 3D printed exoskeleton

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ericjjenson, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. ericjjenson
    ericjjenson New Member
    I'm a filmmaker from Minneapolis who had the opportunity to fly to Philadelphia and capture this heartwarming story about little Emma. Emma was born with Arthrogryposis, and she can't lift her arms by her own strength. Researchers at A. I. duPont Hospital for Children created a device that helps her move her arms, and it wouldn't have been possible without a 3D printer

    I think you all will enjoy the story.


    FYI, the story was created as a case study for Stratasys.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  2. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    That's great that you were a part of that! I saw the story on Wednesday and we shared it on the Blog.
  3. ericjjenson
    ericjjenson New Member
    Oh cool! Sorry if this is redundant then.
  4. Youknowwho4eva
    Youknowwho4eva Shapeways Employee Community Team
    Not at all, that's awesome that you were part of that, and it's right around the corner from me! (Eastern shore of Maryland).
  5. ericjjenson
    ericjjenson New Member
    It's not always that I get to work on such a fantastic story. Emma, Megan (her mother), Tariq and Whitney are all amazing people.

    That was my first real time spent on the east coast. There's no other place like it in the world. D.C., Baltimore, Philly, New York....short drive from one major city to another. (vs. 7 hours from Minneapolis to Chicago, for example)