This is a preliminary work in progress design for an open source 3D printable exoskeleton arm brace to assist the disabled to raise their arm. As someone with a form of muscular dystrophy called SMA, I have significant difficulty lifting my arms. Similar devices exist, but they are cost prohibitive for most people and not covered by insurance. I wanted to create an open source, inexpensive exoskeleton arm brace that utilizes both springs to offset arm weight and a motor to raise the individual's arm that would be free to download and modify. Design is specifically made for maximum adaptability for various size individuals.
Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated. I am an artist with some experience in computer programming...need electronics help, programming help, engineering help etc.
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