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McMaster engineering student Lianna Genovese wins the Canadian James Dyson Award 2021

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE dysoncanada.ca, August 25, 2021

Guided Hands being demonstrated.

Canadian engineer’s device helps patients with limited hand mobility paint and draw. 

In North America, there are over 58 million people of all ages experiencing limited hand mobility, hand and arm weakness and difficulty grasping and controlling objects, because of a medical condition or injury. This includes people living with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and even those recovering from spinal cord injuries and strokes. Performing daily activities like writing, drawing, painting, and accessing technology become very difficult or even impossible. As a result of the physical limitation these individuals experience a loss of independence, self-expression, social exclusion, and frustration.

McMaster University biomedical and mechanical engineering student Lianna Genovese was inspired to innovate towards solving a real human problem and directed her energy into creating solutions that supported people with limited hand mobility in their hobbies and passions.

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