When Emma was 2, she wanted to play with blocks. But a condition called arthrogryposis meant she couldn’t lift her arms with her own strength. Born able to move only her thumb, and having slowly learned to walk with the help of a walker, the smart little girl knew her arms should do moreThe moment Megan Lavelle saw the device, she knew it would change her daughter’s life. Lavelle is an energetic, unstoppable mom whose youngest daughter, Emma, was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC). At a Philadelphia conference for AMC families, Lavelle learned about the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX), an assistive device made of hinged metal bars and resistance bands. It enables kids with underdeveloped arms to play, feed themselves and hug.
Monday, August 6, 2012 – In the wake of NASA’s daring Curiosity landing, we have a treat for you: video of NASA engineers testing a next-generation rover designed to support humans when we eventually land on Mars. And that human-supporting rover has dozens of end-use parts 3D printed with FDM Technology.
Real-time Integration of 2D Schematics and 3D Models Allows Mechanical and Electrical Teams to Better Collaborate and Deliver More Accurate Designs
VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — August 1, 2012 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3D Experience Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today introduced new SolidWorks Electrical applications. These new offerings include an innovative, system level 2D schematic design tool and a powerful 3D electrical modeling add-in to SolidWorks design application that are linked in real time.