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Engineering Students Create a Robotic Arm to help a Friend in Need

Rice University students use their skills to design and build a robotic arm

 

These engineering students have done one of the coolest good-deeds we have ever seen. What began as an engineering assignment for a class, became much more when this group of young designers made it their mission to improve the life for one of their peers.

Dee Faught, is a 17 year old with “brittle bone disease,” a disorder which impedes his ability to do many tasks others take for granted, such as picking items up from the floor or turning on a light. Bioengineering students from Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering Design have taken this problem as their personal challenge, creating a robotic arm to do many of Dee’s more difficult tasks.

The students opted to use controls familiar to many teenagers, choosing to operate the system via Playstation controller. The robotic arm provides Dee with reach, gripping and manual dexterity to allow for much more independence, a very important thing for a student entering college next year.

The arm will allow Faught, who lives with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic condition that makes his bones especially brittle, to perform tasks most people take for granted.

Read More : https://news.rice.edu/2013/09/23/rice-students-robot-arm-a-dee-light-for-teen/


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Marketing Manager at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A graduate of the Richard Farmer School of Business Marketing at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries. He enjoys many outlets for creativity including working on custom cars and guitars. He’s also a fan of Formula1 racing and the Cincinnati Bengals. Adam currently lives in Ohio with his wife Stephanie and daughter Nora, as well as his dog Hudson and the family cat Astro.

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