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3D Printed Boot Helps Injured Penguin Walk

Middle School children in Connecticut recently worked together to help an injured penguin walk again—providing a perfect example of the way in which novel, low-volume manufacturing can make tiny differences that add up to something big. Check out the video below for the whole story.

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Adaptable Exoskeletons Will Help Children Walk

The Spanish National Research Council has developed a new mobility-enhancing exoskeleton for children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy; it uses a metal frame and servos to help these children walk. Cabe Atwell of Element14:

The device weighs 26 pounds and has long support rods made from aluminum and titanium adjusted to fit around a child's legs and torso. Human muscles in the joints are mimicked by a series of motors and gives a patient the strength they need to stand upright and walk around. The ...

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