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Custom-made exoskeleton helps young girl with muscle disease use her arms

I’m a few days late to this, but this touching video tells the story of a 2-year-old with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare disease that causes muscle weakness and limits movement, and how an exoskeleton made of hinged metal bars and resistance bands now allows her to move her arms. (The Gee-Whiz factor: Designers used 3D printing to create a device that was small and lightweight enough for this little patient.)

Get your tissues ready.

Via SmartPlanet

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