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How Geek Culture is saving the world. Can geeky, nerdy, and techy things help heal the world? Absolutely. | For the Geek Therapy Podcast and more, visit http://www.geektherapy.com.
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Disabled gamers find freedom in video games

Disabled gamers find freedom in video games | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it

Video on msnbc.com: The AbleGamers foundation helps educate people on the many benefits gaming has for the disabled.

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Sean Tan's curator insight, May 31, 2013 7:08 PM

Gamers are Gamers no matter who they are, how old they are and whats diffrent about them.

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3D Printer Creates 'Magic Arms' For Two-Year-Old Girl

3D Printer Creates 'Magic Arms' For Two-Year-Old Girl | Geek Therapy | Scoop.it
Emma was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), a rare disease that cripples joints and limbs. Because of this condition, the two-year-old girl couldn’t play with blocks, bring food to her mouth or hug her mother.

 

That is, until engineers at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children used a 3D printer to create a durable exoskeleton that helps her lift her arms. Emma was able to lift candy to her mouth for the first time while wearing the supportive plastic vest.

 

The Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX) is made of hinged metal bars, resistance bands and tiny 3D printed parts. Emma calls them her “magic arms.”

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