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Preston Steele BME 281 Tuesday November 15, 2011
Only known cause is a mutation of a gene known as the Fragile X gene Characterized by intellectual disabilities, poor communication skills and social behaviors, and sometimes repetitive behaviors. Approximately 1 in 110 people are diagnosed with it
Invented by Temple Grandin Applies lateral pressure to squeeze stress out of patients Materials: plywood, thick, soft padding, with remote control and air compressor
1965- Temple Grandin Invents first Hug Machine 2007- Carnegie Mellon Biomedical Engineering students redesign Hug Machine and make first prototype of new design
ORIGINAL DESIGN REDESIGN FOR PRACTICALITY AND IN HOME USE
Cheaper to make Easier to put together More available in clinical settings as well as in home use
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