Design Museum Awards Nominee
2013: 3D Printed Exoskeleton

The Design Museum in London has released its list of the Designs of the Year for their 2013 awards. The nominations include the most innovative and forward-looking design from around the world, falling into seven categories: architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport. A winner from each category is selected by an international jury and an overall winner from the category winners is awarded the Design of the Year.

One nomination that caught our eye is the 3D Printed Exoskeleton ‘Magic Arms’, which is designed at the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in Wilmington, Delaware.


Emma Lavelle was born with a genetic condition that causes joints and muscles to be stiff and nearly useless. By the age of two she could move around without a walker, but her arms still hung by her sides, too stiff and weak for her to use.

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How Do You Teach Children About Embedded Carbon Emissions?

Chloe Meineck, a 3D designer and recent graduate from Brighton University, is interested in undertaking challenging topical issues. She works through educational groups and workshops and believes if things are physical and interactive, facts and figures are easier to understand.

One such challenge that Chloe recently took on was how to teach children about embedded carbon emissions? There’s a disconnect between the presentation of endless data, numbers and statistics and the effect that these will have on the environment.

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