When life happens

 

My work on Dev4X was put at a lower priority for a few months, , here is why:

My daughter, Lorelei, was diagnosed with Acute Flaccid Myelitis a rare polio-like syndrome and lost the use of her arm. Traditional treatments would have given her about a 5% chance at recovery, and state of the art treatments were too costly. Without any experience, we decided to tackle this challenge by setting up an open project and reaching out to experts for help. 

We have now built a robotic assistive arm that is helping her move and which has increased her chances of rehabilitation. Over the last several weeks she has now slowly started to regain the use of her arm and is able to move!

Here is a video about our story:

 

Want to build your own robotic assistive arm?

 

Here are the instructions: www.ourkidscandoanything.com

 

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