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Father invents support for his daughter

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-08-29 15:09

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Due to her condition, Roberta cannot walk, and has difficulty swallowing and controlling the movements of her head and neck, so she has to wear a brace. Fabio developed the device because Roberta was always crying while using the conventional support, provided by the insurance, which was hurting her.

After two years, the father, who works in a high tech company, came up with a prototype, created at home, by himself.

"I've made one all alone in machined aluminum alloy. I had an ambitious goal: to create a more modular brace to the body of my child, something that in time could change and could be adjusted. Will power is my motto. And for Roberta I would have done everything”, the innovator explained.

This new device is better for the users because is about 40-45% lighter than the standard one, and is also more flexible.

"With this brace everything changes: the embrace becomes even stronger, because the structure is flexible. And today the peculiar thing is that other families have turned to me”, Fabio said.

The inventor has already new ideas: He his thinking about improving is daughter’s wheelchair, and about building a thermal pool.

Fabio presented his innovation Maker Faire Rome: The European Edition, in 2015.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2bQHQO9

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Fabio Gorrasi, born in Italy, in 1979, has a daughter, Roberta, born in 2010, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He developed her a mobile support for to help her in rehab.

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