1. American International College physical therapy students lend a hand to industry with mechanical support arm

    American International College physical therapy students lend a hand to industry with mechanical support arm

    Three students in the physical therapy department at American International College have created an arm support device for factory workers, which they hope will help reduce injuries, decrease costs in the workplace and increase productivity.

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    1. It's like reaching for milk in the back of the fridge. The further back you have to reach, the heavier that gallon of milk becomes. You'll need more energy to lift the milk.
    2. We saw these mechanical arms being used to transport heavy camera equipment during filming.
    3. The worker's arm moves in a recurring motion for an entire shift which causes the arm to tire faster.
    4. We noticed that with the assistance of the arm, less energy was being used.
    5. We are still testing the assisting arm.
    6. This is what the physical therapy program at AIC does, it looks for innovative ways to help others
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