Magic Arms for Children
New technology has provided mobility to children and adults with limited upper extremity weakness. This weakness can be caused by a multitude of disorders including, but not limited to, Spinal Muscle Atrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Amyoplasia.
It all began with Emma, a 3-year-old girl who could not lift her arms. Initially, a stationary, metal robotic exoskeleton was used; however, Emma was destined to be an active and mobile girl. The solution had to work with that lifestyle. The end product? A 3D printed plastic device that Emma named “Magic Arms.”
With this just being the beginning of something revolutionary, Magic Arms also looks to help adults who suffer from Parkinsons, MS, and other degenerative illnesses. The device is more than a temporary solution – it actually improves muscle and neural memory as well as lung function over time.
If you are interested in supporting this cause, donations can be made at the MagicArms website.
“We want to design this device in such a way that it can be send anywhere in the world.” – Tom KraMer, Founder