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NYU Collaboration Aims to Help Young Cerebral Palsy Patients Get Needed Hand Orthotics


  • by Mary Chapman

To help cerebral palsy patients get the needed therapeutic braces and prosthetics that insurance companies can be reluctant to pay for, experts and innovators from New York University are collaborating on a new, low-cost approach to custom hand orthotics. The collaboration is coming together in the NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s MakerSpace, a cutting-edge laboratory designed to foster projects blending technology, creativity and innovation. … Designed for children with cerebral palsy being treated at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, the software development project uses the printers to make elbow-driven orthotics, which help open and close children’s hands.

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