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Using 3-D Printers for Children with Disabilities

Blog Post created by 793014 Administrator on Nov 18, 2014

A senior psychology student and an assistant professor at Elon University are performing a study in which they are testing the use of a 3-D printer for making toys for children with disabilities. Their theory is that the pieces from the 3-D printer will engage the children with disabilities more than standard puzzle pieces because they can control the size of the pieces from the 3-D printer. The goal of their study is to increase the success of play for children with disabilities.

 

The first 2 sections of the article focus on the research, while the remainder of the article focuses on 3-D printing technology in general and the specific printer used in the research. The link to the article is below, hope you enjoy!

 

http://www.elonpendulum.com/2014/11/3d-printers-expand-students-creative-horizons/

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