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The work being done by Tariq Rahman and Whitney Sample to help children with anthrogryposis (ABS) is inspiring. Their 3D printed Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX) is a customizable prosthetic currently in use by 15 children. [via Mashable]

Adam Flaherty

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  1. raster says:

    Another great story to share with people who wonder what use 3D printing has… It has the ability to change people’s lives for the better, and that’s pretty cool. :)

  2. ameyring says:

    There was a nice article about this girl in Philadelphia Magazine a month or two ago. Word’s getting around about the usefulness of making things to help people with these issues.

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