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Makers Helping with Trauma Rehabilitation
Maker Faire Paris
This post is coming to you live from Maker Faire Paris in France, being held all weekend at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

We talk to Stéphane Bonnard — founder of Corgibot a robotics company specialising in education — about the ARPEL Project, and the development of the exoskeleton arm that he brought along to Maker Faire Paris.

The exoskeleton arm is designed to help patients with traumatic arm injury during their rehabilitation, allowing exercises to be done in the home rather than making the patient attend hospital. Data is fed back from the arm to the patient’s therapist so that they can advise the patient on how to modify their movements to speed up rehabilitation.

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Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker and tinkerer, who is spending a lot of his time thinking about the Internet of Things. In the past he has mesh networked the Moscone Center, caused a U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered.

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