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Helping Hands Reaches Out To Patients With Cerebral Palsy
2012-05-10 12:00:58

Rice University students invent device to strengthen children's hands and wrists With the aid of multiple force sensors and a digital dinosaur, a team of Rice University seniors known as Helping Hands hopes to restore strength and flexibility to the hands and wrists of children with cerebral palsy. "These kids have a real problem with their hands," said Jenna Desmarais, a senior at Rice majoring in mechanical engineering. "The fingers and wrists are locked into a sort of claw-like...