By: Nemours / Alfred I. Dupont hospital for Children, 2011
Material: ABS plastic
Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling
Manufactured by: Nemours, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children & Stratasys
This 3D-printed exoskeleton uses resistance bands to relieve the force of gravity from the arms of patients with severely limited muscle development. Wearing it makes it possible for these patients to better interact with their environment.
The Pediatric Engineering Research Lab (PERL) at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, uses engineering to solve medical problems affecting children. Patients include those with muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, scoliosis, arthrogryposis, spinal cord injury, and leg length discrepancies. Tariq Rahman, PhD, leads the Lab.