Dec 25, 2010-- Of all the gifts that will be exchanged this holiday season, there probably aren't too many that will change someone's life. But a robotics workshop in Seattle has taken the holiday tradition and given it a high-tech twist. When Yoky Matsuoka started getting emails from parents of disabled children asking for help, the neurobiotics pioneer made it her hobby to build devices to assist kids in need. Now, she runs a nonprofit called Yokyworks that asks disabled kids: "If your Santa Claus was an engineer, what would you like for your next Christmas?" Their responses have produced innovations like all-terrain crutches and even a robotic hand that could one day respond to human nerve signals! (3388 reads)
Read Full Story
Search by keyword:
No one should ever compromise the dignity of another human being.
Sarah Addison Allen
Subscribe to DailyGood
We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 161,709 by entering your email below.